Muskie School of Public Service

PhD in Public Policy

The Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service and the School of Education and Human Development offer a Ph.D. in Public Policy with a Concentration in Educational Leadership and Policy. This doctoral degree program is a partnership between the Policy, Planning and Management Program within the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service and the Educational Leadership Program within the School of Education and Human Development under the College of Management and Human Service. It is a post-master's 45 credit hour cohort program designed for experienced educational leaders, who seek to further their academic credentials with a doctoral degree. The program integrates courses in public policy, educational policy and leadership, and dissertation research.  Through the program, educational leaders develop the policy and research skills to influence educational policy and practice.

For those interested in a Ph.D. in Public Policy with a Concentration in Educational Leadership and Policy please visit: https://usm.maine.edu/phd-public-policy