Public Policy, Master's in Public Policy Emphasis Areas

You have the option of selecting among the pre-defined areas of emphasis or crafting your own focus area.  Below you will find a sampling of courses offered for the various emphases:

ECONOMIC POLICY
PUBP 792: Advanced Economic Analysis
PUBP 732: Labor Markets and Policies
PUBP 721: Transportation Economics
PUBP 710: Economics of Aging
PUBP 710: Tax Policy
PUBP 731: Macroeconomic Policy Assessment
ITRN 701: Finance and Investment
ITRN 718: Global Economics and Human Development 

EDUCATION POLICY
EDPO 600: History of Education Reform
EDPO 601/POGO 750 P-12: Policy Challenges
EDPO 602/PUBP 768: Higher Education Policy
EDPO 603: Conflict and Consensus: Education, Interest Groups, and Advocacy
EDPO 604: Education Policy Implementation
EDUC 871 Advanced Policy Issues in Education
PUBP 732: Labor Markets and Policies

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE AND INSTITUTIONS
PUBP 751: International Police Operations
PUBP 783: Global Governance
ITRN 602: International Financial Institutions and Globalization
ITRN 603: International Trade Relations
ITRN 712: WTO and Global Trade
ITRN 752: Global Business and Policy
ITRN 761: European Political and Economic Union

NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
PUBP 710: WMD Arms Control Policy
PUBP 710: Human Smuggling/Trafficking
PUBP 710: Nontraditional Security Threats
PUBP 742: Transportation Safety and Security
PUBP 743: National Security Management and Policy
PUBP 750: History of Military Operations Other than War
PUBP 751: International Police Operations
PUBP 769: Political Violence and Terrorism
PUBP 755: National Security Decision-Making Policy
PUBP 771: Grand Strategy

US GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS AND POLICY MANAGEMENT
PUBP 710: National/Regional Economic Policy Trends
PUBP 710: Congressional Politics and Policy
PUBP 710: Civil Rights Policymaking and Enforcement
PUBP 730: US National Political Systems and Theory
PUBP 737: Cases and Concepts in E Government
PUBP 753: Ethics in Public Policy
PUBP 762: Social Institutions and Public Policy
ITRN  761: European Political and Economic Union

SOCIAL POLICY
PUBP 710: Education Policy Challenges
PUBP 710: Race and Politics
PUBP 710: Immigration Policy and Politics
PUBP 732: Labor Markets and Policies
POGO 750: Gender and Policy
PUBP 761: Social Entrepreneurship
PUBP 762: Social Institutions/Social Policy
PUAD 505: Introduction to Non Profit Management

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PUBP 602: Regional Economic Development Strategies and Applications
PUBP 710: Globalization, Informational Technology and Public Policy
PUBP 710: US and Global Trade
PUBP 723: Metropolitan Transportation Policy
ITRN  718: Global Economics and Human Development
PUBP 732: Labor Markets and Policies
ITRN 740: ABC’s of Importing/Exporting
ITRN 761: European Political/Economic Union
ITRN 767: Political Economics/Integration of Latin America

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
PUBP 710: International Sustainable Energy Policy
PUBP 710: Climate Change Policy
PUBP 726: Telecommunication Policy
PUBP 754: GIS and Spatial Analysis in Public Policy
PUBP 760: Science and Technology Policy in the 21st Century
PUBP 777: Critical Information Technology Infrastructures

TRANSPORTATION POLICY
PUBP 721: Transportation Economics
PUBP 723: Metropolitan Transportation Policy
PUBP 725: International Transportation Logistics
PUBP 742: Transportation Safety and Security
PUBP 746: Maritime Transportation Policy
PUBP 747: Air Transportation Policy
PUBP 748: Public Transportation Policy
PUBP 754: GIS and Spatial Analysis in Public Policy

GLOBAL MEDICAL AND HEALTH POLICY
PUBP 757: Public Policy in Global Health and Medical Practice
PUBP 758: Global Threats and Medical Policy
PUBP 767: Ethics in Health Policy
PUPB 770: Health Policy Analysis
HAP 512: Introduction to Health Services Research
HAP 542: Health Policy
HAP 586: Process Improvement in Health Services
HAP 609: Comparative International Health Systems
HAP 678: Introduction to U.S. Health System

TERRORISM, TRANSNATIONAL CRIME AND CORRUPTION
PUBP 710: Non-traditional Security Threats
PUBP 710: International Migration, Global Governance, and the Knowledge Economy
PUBP 759: National Security Law & Public Policy
PUBP 755: National Security Decision-making Policy
PUBP 751: International Police Operations
PUBP 763: Illicit Trade
PUBP 764: Transnational Crime and Corruption
PUBP 765: Human Smuggling and Trafficking
PUBP 766: Modern Counterinsurgency:  Theory and Practice

URBAN POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT
PUBP 710: Higher Education Policy
PUBP 710: Housing/Community Development Policy
PUBP 723: Metropolitan Transportation Policy
PUBP 733: Urban Politics and Policy
PUBP 739: Media and Public Policy
PUBP 748: Public Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics

PUBLIC FINANCE AND BUDGETING
ITRN 701: Trade, Investment and Financial Issues in Asia
ITRN 602: International Financial Institutions & Globalization
ITRN 710: Finance and Investment