As an exceptional scholar, you want an exceptional graduate program.
The PhD in Public Policy (PPOL) program provides the advanced graduate training you need to successfully launch yourself into a research or related position in academia, government, a nongovernmental organization, or the private sector.
You will get the training you need to conduct analytical research, help shape and execute policy, and teach the next generation of educators, researchers, and practitioners. The program encourages scholarly research that empowers public policy practitioners like you to make informed decisions and be leaders in their fields.
The Complete PhD
The PPOL coursework combines core requirements in theory (economics, politics and management, and normative theory) and methods (advanced methodology, and analytical and quantitative empirical methods) with primary and secondary concentrations in areas such as:
- Economic regulatory policy
- Environmental and natural resource policy
- International development
- International economic policy
- International security relations
- Judgment and decision making
- Science, technology, and policy studies
PPOL graduates enter the workplace prepared to teach, research, and make a profound impact in academia, while for others the degree leads to productive careers in the private sector.