- PhD Program
PhD students can select a focus in one of seven established concentrations, or self-design a concentration with an advisor and with the approval of the Public Policy Graduate Program Director. All concentrations require at least sixteen quarter credits. Students can take concentration and elective courses from a variety of programs and colleges across the Oregon State University campus. Each formal concentration has a faculty advisor to help students identify appropriate courses and committee members. The links below will take you to the available courses and advisors for each concentration. Note: PhD students can have up to 27 credits of "blanket" credits on their Programs of Study including practicum credits (e.g., PPOL 507-Seminar, PPOL 608-Practicum, etc.).