The Center for Public Policy focuses the university’s multidisciplinary efforts in public policy. As a comprehensive, university-wide center, the center has responsibilities in each area of the university’s broader missions: teaching, research and public service. The center houses and administers the Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration.
The center conducts basic and applied research on a number of public policy matters, with special attention to health policy, urban and metropolitan development, and state and local government and politics. And, the center engages in significant service through its training programs, conferences, publications and other contributions to public discourse.