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USTC Public Affairs Education

    The School of Public Affairs offers a program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs. The Ph.D. program produces sophisticated analysts able to apply research skills to careers in public affairs and to further the state of knowledge about a broad range of policy problems. Recipients of the degree have a variety of potential career paths, including positions in academia, public and private agencies, and research organizations.
    All Ph.D. students select a field of concentration, known as a “cluster,” and define a topic for intensive study leading to the dissertation. Clusters of concentration are based on existing faculty strengths in the School of Public Affairs and cooperating departments. Five clusters are offered:

  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Science and Technology Policy and Management
  • International Technology Transfer
  • International Business
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