The Ph.D. in Public Policy is an interdisciplinary program with 23 core faculty and 23 affiliate faculty drawn from eight departments in three colleges: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Belk College of Business and College of Health and Human Services. Such variety of expertise provides students in the program with a rich array of mentor support to tailor the program to their individual research and career interests. The faculty members that participate in the program are some of the most prolific researchers at the university. They are well-­published, award-­winning and the recipients of grants from federal, state and national foundations. They are well-regarded and well-­connected scholars regionally, nationally and internationally.