Master policy analysis and implementation and prepare to be a leader in the policy world with the doctoral program in Public Policy at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government.
At every level of government, and throughout the private and nonprofit sectors, there is a need for expert policy analysis and implementation. The expertise and academic interests of the Schar School faculty is extensive, so you can choose from a wide variety of research topics. The advantage of the Schar School’s interdisciplinary approach to public policy is that there is no defined list of fields from which you must choose. In fact, you can define your own field of research. You can also conduct your research through one of the emphasis areas.
KEY RESEARCH AREAS
Many students cite the level of flexibility as one of their favorite features of the program. As a student in the public policy PhD program, you are encouraged to define and explore research based on your interests and professional goals. Many students identify a research focus within fields of study such as:
Researchers from George Mason University, University of California, Berkeley, and the Harvard Business School for the first time have studied reported instances of sexually predatory and discriminatory behavior at venture capital and private equity firms going back more than two decades.
The PhD in Public Policy program accepts students from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and experiences, but all show a passion for research that changes lives and solves problems. The program only accepts students for the fall semester, so be sure to plan accordingly. PhD applications to Fall 2019 are now closed. The Fall 2020 PhD application will be available in August 2019.