Welcome to the Public Policy Administration (PPA) Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Please check out our website and see what we have to offer, but first take a look at what our alumni have to say about our program!

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The PPA Program encompasses three nationally recognized components: Master of Public Policy Administration, Nonprofit, and Local Government.

Public Policy Administration


 In addition to the Master's Program, PPA offers Graduate Certificates in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Local Government Management, and Policy and Program Evaluation.

PPA alumni are doing great things! Read about the honors that two of our alumni have recently received.

Kelly PollockKelly Pollock, a 2003 Master of Public Policy Administration alumna, was recently named one of the Most Influential Women by St. Louis Business Journal. Pollock has been with the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis for 18 years. The mission of COCA is to promote creativity in the St. Louis region and Pollock has helped grow the organization’s annual budget substantially.

Lauren MastersonMPPA 2013 alumna Lauren Masterson-Rodriguez was honored in the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2015 “30 Under 30” class. Masterson-Rodriguez is senior manager of Medicare client and retail strategy at Express Scripts. So far this year, Masterson-Rodriguez and her colleagues have saved clients more than $35 million.