Thumbnail photo of Christine Dickason, PPL major who was named a Truman Finalist in 2014.

PPL Major Christine Dickason Named Truman Finalist
Junior Christine Dickason (B.A. Public Policy Leadership) has been invited to interview for the Truman Scholarship. Good luck to Christine in Nashville, March 24th!

Thumbnail photo of the 10 inductees into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame.

5 PPL Majors Awarded Hall of Fame Distinction! In January of 2014, 5 of the 10 students inducted into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame were PPL majors. For more information on our "Highlights" page, click here. Read more about the story here.


archThe Department of Public Policy Leadership provides a challenging undergraduate major that prepares high-performing students for positions of leadership in an increasingly complex world. The interdisciplinary curriculum for the major incorporates geography, political science, economics, philosophy, psychology, and history. The program emphasizes the global nature of responsible decision making, the ethical imperatives of leadership, critical thinking and communication skills, and the quantitative skills necessary for careful policy analysis.

All students who wish to major in Public Policy Leadership must apply for admission to the Lott Leadership Institute by January 31st. For information on applying for the major in Public Policy Leadership, click here

Contact Information

Department of Public Policy Leadership
The University of Mississippi
105 Odom Hall
University, MS 38677

Phone: 662.915.7347
Fax: 662.915.1954

Email (ppleader@olemiss.edu)