Comparative & International Development & Policy

Comparative & International Development & Policy is designed for students who are interested in the creation and evaluation of public policies in developing countries and international contexts. Thus the foundational Law & Public Policy and Political Environment courses focus on a range of different institutions and contexts.

It is integral that students focusing on Comparative & International Policy & Development are exposed to international policy experiences.  Through financial support from the program and its generous donors, students are highly encouraged to pursue their required internship outside of the United States – select U.S. based, internationally focused internships may be acceptable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The typical plan of study for comparative and internationally focused students is as follows:

Year One Fall Semester:
  • PUBP500: Mathematics for Public Policy
  • PUBP601: The Political Environment
  • PUBP602: Quantitative Methods I
  • PUBP604: Microeconomics for Public Policy
  • PUBP607: Law & Public Policy
Year One Spring Semester:

Summer Internship

Year Two Fall Semester
  • PUBP610: Policy Research Seminar (capstone team consulting project for real client)
  • PUBP612: Public Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Elective
  • Elective
Year Two Spring Semester

Students in the IDP track must complete a total of 17 elective credits, 3 of which must be earned in a law class.