Public Policy Degree at Southern University and A&M College

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Public Policy Degree

The public policy program at Southern University and A&M College prepares students for careers as legislators and politicians, political staff, policy researchers, and lobbyists. The program focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Program courses include: role of economics and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and application to specific public policy topics. Get more details below including other Louisiana colleges that offer public policy degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Public Policy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Southern University and A&M College offers a doctorate degree program in public policy.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male4
Female2

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black5
White1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Public Policy program at Southern University and A&M College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Legislators

Description

Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, legislators employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.7% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Baton Rouge, LA
    • Total Employment: 90
    • Average Annual Salary: $17640

Political Scientists

Description

Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
78.56%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
98%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
24:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
14

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,261