Why Policy Studies?

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We develop the next generation of policy leaders: ethical thinkers and practical doers with the critical understanding and professional skills needed to address contemporary policy challenges.

Commitments to equity, diversity, sustainability and the public good guide our program learning goals.

Students become agents of change across public, non-profit, and private sectors, choosing careers that include policy analysis, research, management, community development, and public service, administration, and leadership.  

Program Highlights 

  • Small classes and cohort
  • Evening classes 
  • Structured opportunities for applied research, community engagement, and professional development
  • Dedicated faculty mentors, experts in environment, labor, education, social welfare, human rights, and urban planning