The Ph.D. in Public Affairs is a research-oriented degree that prepares students for careers in advanced teaching, research, and professional employment in the development and implementation of public policy and public affairs. The program’s curriculum educates students in theories and methods that emphasize research and scholarship focused on governmental and nonprofit settings. The Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary in its approach, as students are encouraged to study public policy issues together with appropriate departments throughout the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. Graduates of this program are trained for research and advanced teaching within academic institutions. The program also prepares students for careers that emphasize research within governmental, consulting, and private research-based organizations.
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