Our nationally recognized the PhD in public policy and political degree program offers training opportunities from internationally renowned faculty. The mission of the program is to prepare students through instruction in social sciences and public policy concepts, advanced methodological knowledge, applied social research techniques and professional communication skills.
School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Program: Public Policy and Political Economy
Catalog page: PhD
Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
GPA: Minimum of 3.2
Test score required: Yes
Verbal score of 160 and quantitative score of 148 on the GRE or equivalent score on the GMAT
Letters of recommendation: 3
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Dr. Dohyeong Kim
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: GR 3.209
Dr. Jennifer Holmes
Professor and Head
Office: GR 3.805
Academics/Researcher, policy analysts, government officials, consultants in development policy, foreign and security policy, public administration, public policy, etc.
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.