School of Public Policy

Welcome to the School of Public Policy at OSU, home to programs in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and a graduate program in Public Policy. Approved in 2011 as part of the strategic realignment of the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Public Policy offers on campus and online undergraduate majors in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, as well as an on campus Master of Public Policy and PhD in Public Policy programs. The School also offers undergraduate minors in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology as well as graduate minors in Political Science and Sociology.

Within this school, you will find engaged faculty who are innovative teachers, challenging scholars, and willing mentors who will work one-on-one with you as you build your future.  You will find peers who challenge the way you think about the world, your education, and yourself.

Students who graduate from the School of Public Policy are the next generation of leaders who know how to operate in environments of tight budgets, produce more with fewer resources, and work in an environment of increased public skepticism, all while addressing some of the most complex problems humans have ever faced.

Upcoming and Recent Events:

  • Fri, January 26, 2018; 12:00-1:00p, Bexell 414:
    Matias Berthelon and Diana Kruger (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile)
    "Maternal Violence during Early Childhood and Child Development"
  • Fri, February 9, 2018; 12:00-1:00p, Bexell 414:
    Todd Pugatch (Economics)
    "Improving Access and Quality in Early Childhood Development Programs: Experimental Evidence from The Gambia"
  • Wed, February 28; 4 PM, Milam Hall 318:
    "Climate Change: A Discussion"
    Jürgen Salay, Policy Officer of the Climate Action team in the European Commission
    co-hosted by The School of Public Policy & The School of History, Philosophy & Religion
  • Fri, March 2, 2018; 12:00-1:00p, Bexell 414:
    Alexandra Buylova (SPP PhD)
    "Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon: Perceptions and Behavioral Intentions on Local Residents"
  • Fri, March 9, 2018; 12:00-1:00p, Bexell 414:
    Hilary Boudet (Sociology)
    "Community Responses to Extreme Weather Events"

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