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Public Policy Concentration

 Interdisciplinary concentration

Gain valuable public policy skills

Discover the power of public policy to change lives and shape a community's future, from a small town to a nation of millions. With Hamline's public policy concentration, you'll develop the knowledge and skills necessary to create innovative, socially responsible solutions to the most critical issues facing society.

Our program forms an arc: You'll begin with an introduction to ethical public policy, build your skills with methodology coursework, and culminate with a capstone experience in which students engage directly with a public policy issue in a semester-long applied project or internship.

You will acquire an extensive set of skills in policy evaluation and analysis and graduate ready to become an agent of change to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, at home and abroad. The public policy concentration is open to students in these programs: criminology and criminal justice major, economics major, environmental and climate studies major, legal studies major, political science major, or public health major.