Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
Demonstrate mastery of knowledge about public policy issues and approaches by summarizing and evaluating existing literature in the field.
Apply a range of relevant theories, concepts, and approaches taken from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and ethics to the critical analysis of public policy problems.
Demonstrate knowledge about the feasibility of solving complex social problems within the context of existing political and economic institutions and processes.
Use appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative methods to systematically analyze public policy issues.
Examine the ethical implications of proposed or existing public policies.
Formulate appropriate, targeted responses to public policy issues.
Communicate knowledge effectively through verbal and written forms.