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Public Policy At Cornell

Why a Public Policy PhD at Cornell?

Three women in academic gowns, smiling and talking to each other.
PhD graduate, Tatiana Padilla, speaking with Dean Barry at the Brooks School commencement reception
  • We are training the next generation of research scholars positioned to address pressing national and international public policy issues.
  • Focus on substantive policy areas–ranging from health and social policy to environmental and technology policy–with advanced training in a disciplinary area, empirical methods, and multiple disciplinary approaches.
  • Be part of a close-knit, welcoming community and have access to all the resources of a world renowned Ivy League institution.
  • Graduate with the skills to shape and evaluate policy in a range of settings, from faculty positions in academic institutions to leadership roles in the public and private sectors.