PhD Program in Public Affairs
The Truman School offers small classes, close relationships with faculty mentors, and opportunities to participate in ongoing research. Students gain a rich academic experience on the path to successful and fulfilling careers in public affairs. By the time our students graduate, they are fully-engaged experts in their subfield with broad perspectives.
The Truman School is deeply interdisciplinary. The diverse academic training of our faculty gives students an opportunity to explore many theoretical and methodological perspectives and multiple ways of thinking about social science research.
Doctoral students take classes and conduct research with faculty from a variety of disciplines in the Truman School and throughout the University of Missouri. Close work with faculty through research assistantships and the dissertation process encourages students to apply varying perspectives to real-world problems and to develop novel ways of addressing issues in public policy and public administration.
Doctoral students collaborate with Truman School faculty representing wide-ranging expertise including governance, law and public policy; child policy; education policy; and social policy.
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