Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Public Policy
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The PhD in Public Policy is a research-oriented program that prepares students for advanced professional work or for academic careers. Georgia Tech houses two PhD programs in Public Policy, including one offered jointly with Georgia State University. The programs stress intellectual and methodological rigor, building upon the theory and applications of political and organizational analysis, research design, quantitative analysis, and economics.
Most PhD students receive financial assistance, chiefly through sponsored research projects and teaching assistantships.
All students must have completed the equivalent of the core courses for the Master of Science in Public Policy before they begin the doctoral core curriculum. The doctoral core curriculum consists of six three-credit-hour courses (seven in the joint program). These courses are designed to provide students with a theoretical and methodological foundation for conducting public policy research.
|PUBP 8200||Advanced Research Methods I||3|
|PUBP 8205||Advanced Research Methods II||3|
|PUBP 8211||Microeconomic Theory and Applications||3|
|PUBP 8500||Research Seminar in Public Policy||3|
|PUBP 8510||Logic of Policy Inquiry||3|
|PUBP 8520||Scope and Theory of Public Policy||3|