Ph.D. in Public Affairs

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Affairs is offered in two research clusters: Security Studies; and Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP). The School aims to enroll eight Ph.D. students each year, evenly divided between the two clusters.

Security Studies

For more information on program and curriculum specifics, visit the security studies page.

Areas of concentration include:

  • Grand Strategies.
  • Great Powers and Stability.
  • Civil-Military Relations.
  • Humanitarian Intervention.
  • Insurgency.
  • Arms Control and Proliferation.
  • The Threat and Use of Force.
  • Cyber Warfare.
  • Biological and Chemical Weapons.
  • Terrorism and Civil Conflict.

Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP)

For more information on program and curriculum specifics, visit the STEP page.

Areas of concentration include:

  • Global Climate Change.
  • Air Pollution.
  • Conservation Biology.
  • Tropical Disease Transmission.
  • Information Technology.
  • Nuclear Power.
  • Renewable Energy.

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