School of Public Policy Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate from our School with a major in Economics will be able to:
- Present economic theory and applications in written and oral form.
- Demonstrate an understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.
- Apply economic theory to issues in fields of economics.
- Explain basic estimators and their properties, estimate economic models using data, test hypotheses, forecast, and interpret estimate.
Students who graduate from our School with a major in Political Science will be able to:
- Utilize methods and approaches appropriate for accumulating and interpreting information applicable to the discipline of political science.
- Conceptualize problems and apply tools to critically analyze and resolve political arguments, information, and theories.
- Communicate effectively and defend in written and oral format normative and empirical argument.
Students who graduate from our School with a major in Sociology will be able to:
- Comprehend: be able to recognize and interpret existing sociological knowledge
- Conceptualize: be able to construct sociological explanations for social phenomena
- Analyze and Compute: be able to conduct sociological inquiry
- Interpret: be able to make sociological sense of relevant data
Through participation in and successful completion of the Master of Public Policy, students will graduate with:
- The ability to conduct original policy research that extends the knowledge of both policy and other social science disciplines.
- Substantive knowledge in an area of concentration that allows for immediate immersion in a relevant policy arena.
- Experience in the practice of policy analysis, development, and implementation through an appropriate professional practicum.
- A commitment to diversity “because it enhances our education and provides tools to be culturally respectful, professionally competent, and civically responsible” (OSU Mission Statement).
- Skills and experience in designing and teaching in both formal and informal venues with students, practitioners, and community members.
- High ethical standards in public policy research, teaching, and service.