MPP/PhD in Public Policy & Political Science

The Masters of Public Policy Program and the Department of Political Science now offer a dual MPP/PhD in Political Science within the same 72 credit hours that would be normally required for a PhD in Political Science. Students who seek to earn the dual degree must apply to and be accepted by both the Public Policy and Political Science programs. (Students enrolled in the dual degree would not earn a masters in Political Science.) Students must meet all of the requirements in both programs.
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Requirements

The Masters of Public Policy Program and the Department of Political Science now offer a dual MPP/PhD Students would select Public Policy Processes and Institutions as their policy field in the MPP program and American Politics as their major field and Public Policy as their minor field in the Political Science PhD program. The dual degrees would be obtained within the same 72 credit hours that would be normally required for a PhD in Political Science. (Students enrolled in the dual degree would not earn a masters in Political Science.) Students must meet all of the requirements in both programs.
The dual program works if students choose to take several courses that count towards both degrees. To accomplish this, students choosing the Public Policy Processes and Institutions field as their MPP policy field would select three of the following courses:

By choosing the Public Policy Processes and Institutions field as their MPP policy field, a student pursuing a dual MPP/PhD would be able to count up to three of the above PSC courses as the three MPP policy field courses. Students would also choose their MPP electives in courses that would count towards their Political Science degree. Several political science courses that are quite similar to required courses in the MPP program would substitute for PPOL requirements. Students pursuing this dual degree would be able to complete all requirements for both the MPP and PhD in Political Science program within 72 hours of credit.

Anyone interested in pursuing this option should contact Dylan Conger, MPP Director, and Kimberly Morgan, Graduate Advisor in Political Science. Students pursuing this program will be working closely with advisors in both programs.