Masters of Public Policy
Rural Policy Concentration - http://oregonstate.edu/cla/mpp/
OSU has created a Rural Policy concentration for rural professionals and students that is training the next generation of leaders to develop a base for ongoing development of sustainable rural communities in Oregon and elsewhere. It is one of the first programs of this nature to offer such a concentration in the United States.
This concentration provides a graduate education to prepare students for careers in rural development and policy in the public, private, non-profit, and international sectors. The program provides students with new and innovative approaches to economic development in rural communities.
The MPP is a Liberal Arts degree offered by the Economics, Political Science and Sociology Departments.
Students enrolled in the MPP program are offered opportunities to participate in student internships in rural communities in Western States
2007 MPP Essays on Rural Topics
Sara Curiel, Strengthening Oregon's Communities: Latino Community Leadership Training
Justin Fuller, (coming soon)
Jay Grussing, Predicting County-Level Food Insecurity and Hunger in Oregon
Melissa Torgerson, Barriers to Community Involvement across Rural and Urban Communities
Minimum 18 credit hours of the following courses:
ANTH 581 - Natural Resources & Community Values [3 credits]
ANTH 582 - World Food & Culture Implications of Intl Ag Dev [3 credits]
ANTH 584 - Wealth and Poverty [3 credits]
FOR 561 - Forest Policy Analysis [3 credits]
FOR 564- Private Forests in Society [3 credits]
GEO 520 - Geography of Resource Use [3 credits]
GEO 523 - Land Use [3 credits]
GEO 552 - Principles & Practices of Rural and Resource Planning [3 credits]
HDFS 547- Families and Poverty [3 credits]
SNR 511, 520, 521, 522 - Sustainable Natural Resource sequence [1cr], [3cr], [3cr], [1cr]
SOC 560 - Comparative Societies [3 credits]
SOC 566 - International Development: Gender Issues [3 credits]
SOC 575 - Rural-Urban Sociology [3 credits]
SOC 581 - Society and Natural Resources [3 credits]
SOC 585- Consensus and Natural Resources [3 credits]
Other pertinent courses at OSU may be selected subject to approval of the MPP Committee. Decisions about the elective course of study will be based on matching the student's needs and preparation with the MPP program.