Complete 67 credits from 21 courses including nine core interdisciplinary courses, five core research and quantitative methods courses, six electives, and one dissertation course.
Up to twelve credits of coursework may be waived for students holding a master’s degree by petitioning the department’s Academic Affairs Committee.
Candidacy: Passage of two competency exams given at the end of the first and second years.
Dissertation: Compose and defend a dissertation based on original empirical research.
Students who complete all core courses and electives and pass both competency exams may request to be awarded a Master’s in Public Policy.
Statute of limitations: Eight years.