Philosophy, Politics & the Public Honors Program
Xavier University & The Philosophy, Politics & the Public program
are excited to announce the launch of the new degree program:
Master of Arts in Private Interests and Public Good.
Students can earn this graduate degree either through a
Five-year joint program with the PPP Honors BA
or as a standalone two-year MA.
Applicants for both programs will be accepted from Fall 2014 to begin the Fall 2015.
For more information, visit www.xavier.edu/pipg
The foundation of the program is its rigorous exploration into the many theories of public life.
Students learn beyond the classroom as they gain experiential knowledge in Cincinnati, the DC area, and even Paris.
"In the summer of 2009, I was the assistant to the campaign manager for Re-Elect Jeff Berding for Cincinnati City Council. I had the opportunity to collect petition signatures, analyze voter data, attend Cincinnati Community Council meetings, campaign at festivals and discuss and implement campaign strategies with the leadership team. There were three things that I enjoyed the most about working for the campaign: a) the operating intricacies of a political campaign, b) the social, economic and political dynamics that make up the Queen City and c) the personal leadership that is needed to be successful while working in political organizing activities. My experience in the Philosophy, Politics and the Public Honors Program gave me the necessary intellectual and operational tools to understand the intricacies of political campaigns, the dynamics of the urban communities and the personal leadership necessary to be an effective intern."
-Christopher Hale, Class of 2011
The focus on the public may be the most unique aspect of the program. The meaning of the public is continuously revisited throughout the four years. Upon graduations, students have a powerful understanding of and appreciation for the many layers and perspectives of "the public."
"When I started grad school, I was asked 'What is the most important part about public health?' My training in PPP secured that answer: the public. If we want to assure the conditions for civic participation, we must first assure a healthy public. Health can restrict or liberate our participation in public life."
-Bianca Callejas, Class of 2010
"As a Philosophy, Politics, and the Public major, my education and experiences have provided me with the necessary tools to be successful and to make the most out of opportunities I am presented with."
-Liza Magley, '12
"PPP is providing the opportunity to not only learn what it's like to be active in the public but also to actually live actively in the public."
-Jon Deters, Class of 2012