Bloomington Campus

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy

Core Requirements

Public Policy students are required to complete the following courses:

SPEA-M 621 or POLS-Y 550

Seminar in Teaching Public and Environmental Affairs or Political Science and Professional Development (These courses prepare students for college teaching and their professional responsibilities toward current and future students. They are taken in a student’s first year in the program).

(2 cr. or 1-3 cr.)
SPEA-P 690 or POLS-Y 565 Seminar in Public Policy Process or Public Administration, Law, and Policy: Approaches and Issues (This course is offered alternately each fall semester by SPEA-P 690 and the Department of Political Science Y 565) (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 691 Workshop in Public Policy (Each student is required to take this 1 credit hour course for three semesters. The workshop features research presentations by faculty, visiting scholars, and advanced students. It prepares students to critique current literature in the field, to prepare manuscripts for presentation and publication, and to defend their ideas and theories. There are two sections offered: one by SPEA and the other by the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis). (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 680 or POLS-Y 570 Research Design and Methods in Public Affairs or Introduction to the Study of Politics (3 cr.)

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

Click here for the PDF version.