Graduate Programs

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Public Policy and Administration: Ph.D.


The Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration is an interdisciplinary research degree that prepares students to engage in rigorous scholarship that addresses the critical policy and administrative challenges of our times. We achieve this mission through providing a core substantive curriculum in the areas of public policy and public administration and management alongside methodological research training, and research and engagement opportunities with faculty and the research and public service centers in the Biden School.


Application deadlines


December 15: Priority consideration for admission

May 1: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.