Cornell University

Social Policy

MPA Fellows concentrating in Social Policy learn an array of tools and policy history required for designing, managing, and evaluating programs in their choice of social policy area which include health, nutrition, education, poverty alleviation, aging, criminal justice and others. Much of the fundamental material in this concentration introduces students to problem formulation, identification of policy alternatives to address social concerns, cost-benefit analysis and other tools needed to evaluate policy alternatives and policy implementation strategies.

Representative Social Policy Courses

PAM 5250: Neighborhoods, Housing, and Urban Policy

PAM 4140: Global Health Economics and Policy

PAM 4190: Poverty, Policy, and Child Wellbeing

PAM 5010: Education Policy

LAW 6471: Health Law

NS 6850: Empirical Methods for the Analysis of Household Survey Data

*Consult the Course Guide for a more comprehensive list of course offerings.

Representative Social Policy Employers (Full Time and Internships)

Congressional Research Service

District of Columbia Public Schools

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

The Lewin Group

New York State Council on Children and Families

Open Door Family Medical Center

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Teach for America

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Department of Health and Human Services

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

The World Bank

Representative Social Policy Occupational Titles

Management Analyst

Program Analyst

Program Officer

Senior Consultant

Senior Policy Analyst

For more information on opportunities through our Social Policy concentration:

Katelyn Purporo

Capstone Project: School Building Project in Haiti