As we begin the 21st century, the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences is strategically positioned to offer leadership in addressing societyís most pressing concerns. Our mission is simple: develop scholars and practitioners who love to learn, individuals who can integrate knowledge and analyze sophisticated problems, and who are committed to advancing the search for truth and justice. Our domain is broad: risk management, economic performance, terrorism, voter behavior, health care, democratization, social inequality, international trade, and conflict resolution only hint at the wide variety of specific topics that must be addressed by informed social scientists. Our approach is comprehensive: strong disciplinary foundations, a dynamic interdisciplinary environment, and a striving to achieve a synthesis of theory-based knowledge and practical experience through internships, workshops, and seminars.

The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences awards masterís degrees in Applied Economics, Applied Sociology, Geographic Information Sciences (jointly with the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics), Public Affairs, and Ph.D.s in Economics, Geospatial Information Sciences (jointly with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School ofNatural Sciences and Mathematics), Political Science, Public Affairs, and Public Policy and Political Economy. Each degree program offers a rigorous foundation with enough flexibility to specialize and earn additional certification in crime and justice analysis, economic and demographic data analysis, evaluation research, financial economics, geographic information systems, and non-profit management. These certificate programs are available to degree-seeking as well as non-degree students seeking highly focused curricula that can benefit their professional development. We invite you to explore our programs, scrutinize our faculty, examine our resources, and, then, to join us as we prepare to face our future.


Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
Doctor of Philosophy in Geospatial Information Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Political Economy

Master of Science in Applied Economics
Master of Science in Applied Sociology
Master of Science in Geographic Information Sciences
Master of Public Affairs

Certificate in Crime and Justice Analysis
Certificate in Economic and Demographic Data Analysis
Certificate in Evaluation Research
Certificate in Financial Economics
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Certificate in Local Government Management

Certificate in Non-Profit Management