Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy
Fields of Concentration
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science share equally in delivering public policy as the major field of preparation and specialization. Students in the Public Policy Program select two concentration areas—one from SPEA and one from Political Science—in addition to the required concentration in public policy.
These fields of concentration include the following:
- Environmental Policy
- Public Management
- Public Finance
- Policy Analysis
- Political Science
- American Politics
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
- Political Philosophy
- Political Theory and Methodology
Course offerings in SPEA and Political Science help the student prepare for examinations in these fields, and students supplement their course work with directed readings and research. There is no predetermined set of courses required of all students. Course selection is the responsibility of the student, working in conjunction with his or her Progress Review Committee.