I was wondering if anybody out there has an MA/MS in Public Policy or similar degree? I have been working as a planner for a private sector design firm for the last 6 years. I more than likely will be going back to school next year and i am thinking about obtaining an MA/MS in public policy rather than getting my master's degree in planning.
I already have a BS in city and regional planning with a minor economics from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I had a 3.4 GPA when i graduated, with a 3.8 in my major classes.
If you have a master's in public policy has this come to your advantage to get higher up positions in the planning profession such as Planning Director? Would this master's degree open up the door to become a City Manager one day? Just curious what, if any additional doors might be open. Plus, what are my chances of getting into the following schools and what type of GRE score do I need in addition to my school and work background?
- Cal State Northridge
Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!