Explore issues and challenges that affect the world today through the lens of American policy. Understand how policy is created, implemented, evaluated, and enforced by key institutions, and effective ways to communicate the message. Develop important soft skills such as team work, problem-solving, and decision making, as well as developing skills in leadership, communication and time management. Become familiar with the key decision-making tools available to policy makers, and how best to utilize them in different scenarios.
Learning Format In-Class
Duration 34 weeks
*Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
Total Units 36 Units
The various institutions that have an impact on policy, including how policy is created, implemented, evaluated and enforced by these institutions
Key decision-making tools available to policy makers
Ways to demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills, particularly in relation to public policy theory and practical applications
Best practices for developing an awareness of how various fields can relate to policy within a larger global and interdisciplinary context
Who Can Attend
Students who hold Bachelor's degree in a related area, or equivalent combination of academic and professional work experience
Minimum Age Requirement for Admission to an On-Campus International Program: You must be at least 18 years of age on the first day of your program to be admitted to one of our on-campus (face-to-face) international programs. Special exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for students who are verified to be turning 18 in the first quarter of their program.
A Bachelor's degree in any field
International applicants are required to demonstrate English language fluency and must attain minimum scores of TOEFL PBT 550, iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, Duolingo English Test 100; or the equivalent
You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information. Collect any required documents so that you are prepared to upload them.
Agency/embassy/partner university information (only required if you have one)
Copy of your passport photo page
Statement of Financial Support Form (only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
Financial statement from the Bank, in English (only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
If you are applying as an F-1 transfer student from another U.S. institution, you must submit copies of your current I-20 form, I-94 form, and F-1 visa. If you are accepted, your acceptance letter will provide further instructions on completing your transfer.
Note: Some programs require additional documentation.
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
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