Public Policy is an interdisciplinary program connecting the theoretical and analytical tools of economics, political science, philosophy, psychology, and law with their real-world policy applications.

The Public Policy Program is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful community. 

I am very grateful to the Public Policy Program for giving me the opportunity to work with a Peruvian public service organization to apply my Stanford-acquired skills to make a positive impact in my home country.
Maria Marta Rey Malca De Habich
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Student
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Undergraduate Students

Grad Students on the Quad

Graduate Students



Student Voices

Fernando is finishing a Master of Public Policy and Master of Science in Management Science & Engineering, and continuing his work towards a Ph.D. in Management Science & Engineering. His focus is on decision analysis applied to policy and philanthropy, using an engineering and economics framework.
Matt is currently pursuing his M.A. in Public Policy, concentrating in health care policy. Before joining the department, Matt received his B.A. in Economics in June 2020 at Stanford. His interests in policy range from health care to monetary policy. Outside of his policy interests, Matt enjoys picking stocks.
Hailing from the Bay Area, Ryan Chandra is a senior at Stanford University pursuing a B.A. in Public Policy. Ryan is passionate about reimagining the future at the intersection of business, politics, and technology.