Public Policy Specialization
Which public policies are doing what they're designed to do, and which could do their job better? The Public Policy Analysis specialization gives you tools to make these evaluations and play a leading role in evaluating and creating policy that better serves the public good.
You'll learn the analytical and quantitative skills you’ll need to create and assess policy responses to important public issues and urban problems. And you’ll graduate ready to address big questions: How can cities create and implement policies for growth and development? What are the next steps to solving global poverty? Which policies are most effective at minimizing racial disparities? How can education policy improve the performance and equity of US educational systems?
DEGREE CORE COURSES
Students complete the following courses:
Students must also choose and complete one of the following policy formation courses:
Students who plan to apply for quantitative analyst positions post-graduation are expected to complete one of the following:
Students may wish to organize their electives around the following analytical methods or content areas:
Analytic Methods & Evaluation
Economic Analysis of Public Policy
International Development Policy
Politics & the Policy Process
Race, Class & Diversity Policy