Master of Arts in the Field of Public Policy with a Concentration in Philosophy and Social Policy
The interdisciplinary program in public policy with a concentration in philosophy and social policy brings the normative, historical, and analytical-logical skills of philosophical inquiry to bear upon contemporary problems of social policy. The program is affiliated with the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
Two options are available at the discretion of the faculty. Thesis option—30 credits, including 24 credits in required courses and 6 hours in thesis; non-thesis option—36 credits, including 24 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.
|Four of the following:|
|PHIL 6230||Ethical Issues in Policy Arguments|
|PHIL 6231||Seminar: Economic Justice|
|PHIL 6238||Feminist Ethics and Policy Implications|
|PHIL 6242||Philosophy, Law, and Social Policy|
|PHIL 6250||Topics in Health Policy|
|PHIL 6262||Normative Issues in Foreign Policy|
|PHIL 6281||Environmental Philosophy and Policy|
|One course from each of the following groups:|
|PPPA 6010||Politics & The Policy Process|
|PSC 8212||Urban Policy Problems|
|ECON 6217||Survey of Economics I|
|ECON 6237||Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources|
|ECON 6248||Health Economics|
|PSC 6103||Approaches to Public Policy Analysis|
|PPPA 6006||Policy Analysis|
|SOC 6248||Race and Urban Redevelopment|
|WSTU 6240||Women and Public Policy|
|WSTU 6265||Women, Welfare & Poverty|
|HIST 6011||Reading and Research in History and Public Policy|
|PPPA 6002||Research Methods and Applied Statistics (or substitute as approved by the advisor)|
|For thesis option:|
|PHIL 6998||Thesis Research|
|PHIL 6999||Thesis Research|
|Electives may focus on a particular policy area (e.g., biomedical/health care, urban/welfare, or environmental policy), or may explore varied approaches and policy issues.|
|Successful completion of a master's comprehensive examination.|