The program provides graduate training for individuals looking to pursue or enhance careers in international or global policy development, implementation and evaluation. A multidisciplinary and integrated curriculum is combined with a team-teaching approach to achieve the program’s objectives.
The first term emphasizes core skills in public sector economics, policy analysis and research tools (statistics), and also in international relations and globalization. These core skills are then applied during the following two terms to the interdisciplinary study of a selected field of concentration in international public policy.
Each field of concentration comprises a multidisciplinary suite of courses – involving faculty members from political science, economics, global studies, environmental studies, geography, among others – which ensures students gain a comprehensive understanding of the various perspectives and interests that shape international public policy. A team-taught interdisciplinary seminar provides a unique forum for making those connections. Guest lectures and workshops from policy experts and practitioners supplement the student’s formal study, providing valuable insights on current issues and on the practice of international public policy.