The mission of the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management is to train leading scholars in public policy and management with foci on various policy areas like the environment, housing, and education and public management issues including inter-sectoral governance, civic engagement, and nonprofit management. We achieve that mission through Ph.D. education that emphasizes student engagement in research throughout their time in the degree program, faculty mentoring, faculty-student collaboration in research, and a strong multidisciplinary perspective that provides students with the theoretical and methodological depth needed to pursue dissertation research.
The learning objectives of the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management are listed below.
This will include a minimum of 6-8 units of advanced methodology coursework. Specific courses appropriate for the methods requirement should be selected by the student in consultation with their advisor and, as appropriate, other program faculty members.
This will typically include a minimum of 11-12 units of advanced theoretical coursework. Specific courses appropriate for theoretical depth should be selected by the student in consultation with their advisor and, as appropriate, other program faculty members.