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Government and Public Policy (PHD)

Degree or Minor: 
Graduate Degree
UA College: 
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree/Minor Description: 

Program/Degree

Government and Public Policy (PHD) 

Program Description

The PhD program is designed to impart the skills and knowledge needed to teach and conduct research at academic institutions. In keeping with the broad spectrum of research within SGPP, the PhD program offers concentrations in the four major subfields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Administration and Policy, and courses in Political Philosophy, and Methodology.

The SGPP faculty welcomes talented candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds. While a prior degree in political science or public administration is not necessary, it is strongly recommended that applicants have completed at least some course work in related fields and subjects.

The School of Government and Public Policy considers graduate training and mentorship to be one of its primary objectives. We invite you to learn more about our program by viewing the information provided on this website or by contacting us directly. We think that you will find our Ph.D. program to be one of the strongest in the nation.

 

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Government and Public Policy - http://sgpp.arizona.edu/

The School of Government and Public Policy was formed in 2009 by combining two highly ranked programs – political science and public administration and policy - bringing them under a single roof. Located in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, SGPP is one of the largest schools at the University of Arizona and is uniquely situated to serve as a new model for public affairs education by promoting high-caliber research, teaching, community outreach, and civic leadership.

By offering leading programs in political science, international relations, public policy, and public management, SGPP prepares men and women for leadership positions in the public and nonprofit sectors.