Complementary Policy Area

(9 Credits)

In conjunction with faculty advisors, students choose three courses to gain expertise in a policy area. Students are encouraged to take advantage of UNM’s numerous graduate offerings across campus.  For example, students specializing in environmental policy will find highly relevant courses in the departments of Economics, Geography, Law, and Community and Regional Planning. Please note that MPP students may need to complete pre-requisites for these courses.

Native American Policy and Administration


Crime and Justice Policy

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Public Finance and Economic Forecasting

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Health Policy


International Security and Foreign Relations

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Politics and Elections

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Comparative and International Policy Analysis

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