Our program prepares students to be researchers, decision-makers, and policy analysts in local, state, and federal governments, non-profits, industry, and academia. The Program stresses applied and empirical policy research grounded in an interdisciplinary theoretical foundation with strengths in the study of governance and the policy process, education policy, economic development, urban policy, social and health policy, security policy, and justice policy.
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Martha E. Kropf, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science
Cherie Maestas, Rauch Distinguished Professor
Program Executive Administrator
Ph.D. in Public Policy Program
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001