What is Public Policy:
Policy is just a fancy word for "rules". From schools, to parks to your own workplace, policies determine what can (or cannot) be done in a particular space. From administrative policies to ordinances and laws, we train you to locate, understand and analyze the policies that impact you, your family, community, state, nation and world.
Who is a good fit for our program?
We like to think of our public policy program as an "applied" political science degree. Students who are curious about why bad policies are perpetuated, how to fix them, at what level of government is there opportunity for positive change, and the role of non-profits in transforming democracy are an ideal fit. If you have students who are always talking about local politics, involved in any kind of civic engagement, and are seeking concrete opportunities to train themselves to be effective change leaders in their communities, please send them our way.
Some highlights of the core program:
*Values-driven public service training means that we encourage all our students to have a vision about what a high-functioning democracy should look like
*Analytically grounded training gives you concrete skills to take directly into the workforce, and soft-skills and leadership development to help our students work in highly collaborative environments
*Experiential learning opportunities in-class and through field placements at some of the top government agencies and non-profits in the city, state or nationally
*Real opportunities, real careers to help transform our democracy!
Our graduates also have an opportunity to pursue a nationally ranked Masters in Public Administration degree through a joint-degree program.
Click on the website link for full details on the Public Policy degree program.
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AEH 2102 400 S Peoria St. Chicago, IL 60607
Academic Advisor, Sharon Hayes, email@example.com
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Public Administration Department