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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Policy and Administration (PhD)

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Program Requirements:

The Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration requires 47 credits of graduate-level coursework beyond the Master’s degree including 9 credits of dissertation.


Students are expected to have taken a graduate level course in quantitative analysis/statistics, research methods, and public policy. If the student has not taken these courses, they may be required to complete foundational courses as preparation for doctoral-level study. These courses are required to be completed prior to enrollment in the core doctoral curriculum.

Substantive Core:

18 credits.

Professional Development:

2 credits. One credit is taken in both the fall and spring of the first year.


9 credits.

Dissertation Proposal:

3 credits:


9 credits.

Last Revised for 2021-2022 Academic Year

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