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:

EDUCATION POLICY
PUBP 768 – Education and Public Policy
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Education Policy (Examples include: K-12 Policy Challenges and Higher Education Policy)
EDPO 600 – History of Education Reform
EDPO 603 – Conflict and Consensus: Education, Interest Groups and Advocacy
EDPO 604 – Education Policy Implementation

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE AND INSTITUTIONS
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 710 Special Topics in Public Policy (Examples of approved 710 courses: Globalization, Information Technology and Public Policy; Transnational Crime and Corruption)
PUBP 751 International Police Operations
PUBP 783 Global Governance
ITRN 602 Global Financial Crises/Institutions
ITRN 603 Global Trade Relations
ITRN 701 Special Topics in GCP
ITRN 712 WTO and Global Trade
ITRN 752 Global Business and Policy
ITRN 761 European Political and Economic Union

NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 710 Special Topics in Public Policy (Examples of approved 710 courses: WMD Arms Control Policy; Human Smuggling/Trafficking)
PUBP 504 Grand Strategy
PUBP 506 Ethics and the Use of Force
PUBP 650 International Conflict/Crisis Response
PUBP 651 Peace and Stabilization Operations
PUBP 742 Transportation Safety and Security
PUBP 743 National Security Management and Policy
PUBP 750 History of Military Ops. Other than War
PUBP 751 International Police Operations
PUBP 769 Political Violence and Terrorism
PUBP 755 National Security Decision-Making Policy
ITRN 701 Special Topics in GCP

U.S. GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS AND POLICY MANAGEMENT
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 710 Special Topics in Public Policy (Examples of approved 710 courses:- National/Regional Economic Policy Trends; Civil Rights Policymaking and Enforcement)
PUBP 730 US National Political Systems and Theory
PUBP 737 Cases and Concepts in E Government
PUBP 743 National Security Management and Policy
PUBP 753 Ethics in Public Policy
PUBP 762 Social Institutions and Public Policy
ITRN 701 Special Topics in GCP
ITRN 761 European Political and Economic Union

SOCIAL POLICY
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
Example of Approved Special Topics Course:
-Gender and Policy
PUBP 710 Special Topics in Public Policy (Examples of approved Special Topics courses: Race and Politics; Immigration Policy and Politics)
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 761 – Social Entrepreneurship
PUBP 762 Social Institutions and Public Policy
PUBP 768 Edu. Policy: Process, Context, and Politics
PUAD 505 Social Institutions/Social Policy
ITRN 701 Special Topics in GCP

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 – Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 602 – Regional Econ Development: Strategies & Applications
PUBP 710 Special Topics in Public Policy (Examples of approved 710 courses: Globalization, Info. Technology and Public Policy;  U.S. and Global Trade)
ITRN 701 Special Topics in GCP
ITRN 718 Global Economics and Human Development
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
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 710 Special Topics in Public Policy (Examples of approved 710 courses: International Sustainable Energy Policy; Climate Change Policy)
PUBP 726 Telecommunication Policy
PUBP 754 GIS and Spatial Analysis in Public Policy
PUBP 760 Science & Tech. Policy in the 21st Century
PUBP 777 Critical Info. Technology Infrastructures
ITRN 701 Special Topics in GCP
ITRN 772 International Telecommunications

TRANSPORTATION POLICY
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 721 Transportation Economics
PUBP 725 International Transportation Logistics
PUBP 742 Transportation Safety and Security
PUBP 747 Air Transportation Policy
PUBP 748 Public Transportation Policy
PUBP 754 GIS and Spatial Analysis in Public Policy
ITRN 701 Special Topics in GCP

GLOBAL MEDICAL AND HEALTH POLICY
PUBP 757 Public Pol. in Global Health & Med. Practice
PUBP 758 Global Threats and Medical Policy
PUBP 767 Ethics in Health Policy
PUBP 770 Health Policy Analysis
HAP 686 Process Improvement in Health Services
HAP 609 Comparative International Health Systems
HAP 678 Introduction to U.S. Health System
HAP 706 Integrated Health Services
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 650 International Conflict/Crisis Response

PUBLIC FINANCE AND BUDGETING
ITRN 701 Special Topics in GCP (Examples of approved 701 courses: Trade, Investment and Financial Issues in Asia)
ITRN 602 Global Financial Crises/Institutions
ITRN 710 Finance and Investment
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research

TERRORISM, TRANSNATIONAL CRIME AND CORRUPTION
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 710 Special Topics in Public Policy (Examples of approved 710 courses: Non-traditional Security Threats; International Migration; Global Government; the Knowledge Economy)
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

URBAN POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT
POGO 550 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 750 – Special Topics in Policy & Government
POGO 796 - Directed Readings and Research
PUBP 710 Special Topics in Public Policy (Examples of approved 710 courses:  Higher Education Policy; Housing/Community Development Policy)
PUBP 733 Urban Politics and Policy
PUBP 748 Public Trans., Policy, Operations & Logistics
PUBP 755 National Security Decision-Making Policy