Clemson University

Interdisciplinary Programs

Policy Studies


Strom Thurmond Institute

Clemson, SC 29634

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Policy Studies, Certificate in Policy Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The core curriculum is interdisciplinary drawing heavily from the policy sciences including economics, political science/public administration, quantitative methods, and management science.

Graduates are expected to be employed in state and national government entities, think tanks, consulting firms, international lending institutions, and academia. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program, students are well grounded in both the hard and policy sciences and capable of bridging the gap between science and technology and the policy realm. Analysts with this background are particularly valuable in an increasingly complex policy arena, and employment prospects are quite strong.


Clemson is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a category comprising less than 4 percent of all universities in America.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Fringe Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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