Public Policy

This certificate prepares students for careers at the intersection of science and public policy and gives them an understanding of the political context around policy decisions, particularly in areas of science, technology, health and the environment.

Students also learn about policy analysis, enabling them to better understand and potentially participate in science policy making.

Required courses

  • PUB_AF 8170: Public Policy Processes and Strategies
  • PUB_AF 8430: Public Policy Analysis
    • (*requires PUB_AF 8190 Economic Analysis for Public Affairs and PUB_AF 8181 Research Methods II as prerequisites, or equivalent. These courses may not be used as the additional courses for the certificate.)
  • The student will take two additional Policy related courses (6 credit hours) from the Truman School, such as PUB_AF 8420 Program Evaluation, or from another MU graduate unit in consultation with the certificate coordinator.