Courses

The PhD program involves two years of full-time course work followed by part-time course work consisting of electives (third year) and dissertation research and writing (fourth year and beyond).  Part-time students will finish core courses in three years.

Most students should complete the entire program including the dissertation in five to seven years.

Public Policy PhD Required Curriculum

13 Required Core Courses and Dissertation Seminar

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Political Economy I
 
Political Economy II

Foundations of Public Policy Analysis I
 
Foundations of Public Policy Analysis II

Economics for Public Policy Analysis I
 
Economics for Public Policy Analysis II
Pro-Seminar Sociological Perspectives

Statistics I

 
Statistics II: Econometrics


Research Methods I


Research Methods II


Political Institutions


Dissertation Seminar

Additional Requirements