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Public Policy

We develop the abilities of present and future policy researchers and leaders in Oregon, the region, and the world to meet the mounting challenges of governance in the 21st century. Our faculty analyze policy solutions to wicked problems and train and mentor our students with the analytical, research, and communication abilities to positively impact public policy initiatives.
2018 Best Online Master’s in Public Policy and Public Affairs Programs
Based in Corvallis, OSU offers an online master of public policy The program helps early- and mid-career professionals complete their degrees by providing flexible online courses.

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2018-2019 Best Online Political Science Degrees
OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Its public policy program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

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Jax Richards:
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In a world more socially connected than at any other moment in history, the importance of collaborative, diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to solving problems has become increasingly valued. Jax Richards is a student at Oregon State University who recognized that very early.

OSU’s campus culture inherently encourages students in the College of Liberal Arts, the second most populated college on campus, to communicate and make connections with students from other seemingly distant fields.
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