Department of Public Policy Leadership

University of Mississippi

Academic Program for Prospective Students

The B.A. in Public Policy Leadership requires students to complete the general education courses, major in Public Policy Leadership, and a minor field of study. Students who complete a second major have more than completed the requirement of a secondary field of study, and thus are not required to also complete a minor.

The degree sheet outlines these requirements and shows a sample four-year plan of study.

Public Policy Leadership major (Academic Year 2019-2020)

Students complete 11 PPL courses, plus Introduction to American Politics, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics.

  • Foundations of Public Policy Leadership
  • Public Policy & Quantitative Analysis
  • Critical Thinking, Communications & Public Policy
  • Public Policy and Ethics
  • Public Policy Design and Analysis
  • One course in leadership/organization
  • One course in a domestic policy area
  • One course in an international policy area
  • 3 PPL advanced electives

The UM Catalog lists the current Public Policy Leadership (PPL) courses.


Featured Courses

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PPL 101 | Foundations of Public Policy Leadership

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PPL 212 | Critical Thinking, Communication, and Public Policy

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European Union flag against European Parliament

PPL 388 | Public Policies of the European Union

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