Policy Analysis Specialization - Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration

Policy Analysis

Policy shapes the workings of government and its partners. This specialization provides an understanding of the critical context within which organizations and individuals act in a democratic society. It will prepare you to function knowledgeably within this context and to work collaboratively to help shape public policy development and implementation.

Completion Requirements

  • 82 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
    • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan
  • Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days 
  • Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Core Courses


Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement:


Specialization Courses


Foundation Research Sequence


Dissertation

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