The ability to conduct original policy research that extends the knowledge of both policy and other social science disciplines. This will be demonstrated through mastery and application of critical thinking, and application of standard and innovative policy theory and methods in both coursework and an individual research project.
Substantive knowledge in an area of concentration that allows for immediate immersion in a relevant policy arena.
Skills and experience in teaching and/or public scholarship. This will be demonstrated through university teaching assignments, development and implementation of community outreach/training programs and professional development seminars, and/or presentations at professional conferences.
Knowledge of ethical standards and practices in public policy research, teaching, and service. This will be accomplished through participation and training in research methods courses, professional development seminars, and core courses in public policy and administration.