Important Updates

Dr. Bill Brandon offers a $2,000 challenge grant to launch the "20 for 20" campaign designed to raise $20,000 in celebration of the Public Policy Doctoral Program's 20th anniversary.  View the challenge video.

The Fourth Annual Talking Policy in the Queen City marked the 20th Anniversary of UNC Charlotte’s Doctoral Program in Public Policy. Learn More.

an interdisciplinary program that draws faculty from multiple departments across three colleges to research collaboratively with our PhD students to address complex problems facing society. The intellectual focus of the program is on conducting theoretically informed, basic and applied research to seek evidence-based, practical solutions to challenging policy issues.

policy development, implementation, and evaluation in multiple specialty areas including social and economic policy, development and sustainability policy, particularly in urban environments, and issues of justice and security in local, state, national, and international contexts.

to understand individual and institutional factors that shape decision-making within the broader policy process, including issues of representation and the role of the public.   

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