Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Public Policy and Administration

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Program.

Completion of 72 credits beyond the baccalaureate or a minimum of 48 credits beyond the master's degree. Students who have completed graduate course work judged to satisfy program requirements may be granted advanced standing of up to 24 credits toward the overall 72 credits required for the Ph.D.

Required
Prequalifying core curriculum
PPPA 6013Econometrics—Policy Research I
PPPA 6014Economics in Policy Analysis
PPPA 8100Seminar: Literature of Public Administration
PPPA 8101Research Methods
PSC 8229Politics and Public Policy
A written qualifying examination
Core courses
PPPA 8105Public Finance and Human Capital
One of the following to fulfill the quantitative course requirement:
PPPA 8022Econometrics-Plcy Research II
ECON 8376Econometrics II
ECON 8377Econometrics III
DNSC 6275Advanced Statistical Modeling and Analysis
One of the following to fulfill the qualitative course requirement:
PSC 8104Qualitative Research Methods
EDUC 8122Qualitative Research Methods
EDUC 8131Case Study Research Methods
PUBH 8417Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
or equivalent course as approved by the program director.
A minimum of 18 credits in one of the following fiields:
Education policy; health policy; budgeting and public finance; program evaluation; administration and management; science and technology policy; social policy with specialization in gender, poverty and inequality, race and ethnicity, or urban policy.
A written examination in a policy or public administration field.
Dissertation research
12-18 credits in the following courses:
PPPA 8190Philosophical Foundations of Policy and Administrative Research
PPPA 8191Dissertation Workshop
PPPA 8199Dissertation Research (repeated as needed to fulfill dissertation credit requirement)

 Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.3 to remain in the program.