Students earn their MA in Public Policy by successfully completing required courses, electives, and a thesis or comprehensive exam (either option results in 30 credits). The overall program structure is outlined in the curriculum charts below, and any questions can be directed toward the Program Director or an advisor.
(Shaded areas reflect option differences.)
Required courses(see curriculum chart)
PS 597: Portfolio(see description below)
Elective courses(see options below)
PS-CPE Public Policy Comprehensive Exam
PS 692: Public Policy Master's Thesis
Students should choose electives from the following:
Note: Students can also choose elective courses offered in another discipline. These new selections may be considered acceptable substitutions by the Program Director. Please contact the Program Director or an advisor to discuss the options and procedures for course substitution.
PS 597: PORTFOLIO - Please contact the Program Director to register.