MPP students who are not enrolled in a joint degree program and Coterminal students (Track A and B) must specify a concentration and course of study approved by a faculty advisor from the relevant field. The faculty advisor must confirm that the proposed courses likely will be available, or that suitable alternatives exist in the event that a given course is unexpectedly withdrawn. The Registrar will list your concentration as a "Degree Subplan." Subplans are printed on the transcript and diploma. To declare you subplan, please fill out the e-form on Axess: Declaration or Change to a Field of Study Form.
The concentration curriculum assumes completion of all MPP core courses. All concentration units must be 100-level or above and courses must be completed for a letter grade.
A list of graduate level gateway and elective concentration courses may be found in the Stanford Bulletin. Note: this is not an exhaustive list, students may select other courses for their concentration with the approval of their faculty advisor.