The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy is a public policy school founded in 1969 as one of the first public policy institutions in the USA. 'US News and World Report' ranks it as the #1 public policy graduate program in the country.
The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund donated $10 million in 1997, and thus, the school was named after them. The current dean of the school is Henry Brady, and the first dean was political scientist Aaron Wildavsky.
The building was originally designed to be the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, situated on the historic north side of the Berkeley campus.
The school's graduate curriculum involves a two-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, with a core curriculum that emphasizes practical and applied dimensions of policy-making and it allows students to apply their learning in the service of real clients.