Current Students

Graduate Teaching Assistant

The Department of Public Policy sponsors one graduate teaching assistantship each academic year. The GTA typically has sole responsibility for teaching one of our four introductory courses:

PPOL E162 (Environment and People); PPOL H120 (Contemporary Health Issues); PPOL J101 (The American Criminal Justice System); or PPOL V170 (Introduction to Public Affairs).

The GTA receives a fee remission and stipend for teaching one class for the fall semester and one class for the spring semester.To apply for 2018-2019, please send a letter of intent, resume, and writing sample by March 2, 2018 to Professor Brian Fife, Chair and Director of Graduate Studies.

Experiential Credit

To gain experiential credit in the program, students must complete the 3 credit hour experiential component. Students with at least one year of full-time management and/or policy experience can apply for an exemption. Students who do not meet this criterion must take PPOL V585 Practicum in Public Affairs for 3 credits. To apply for this option, students must submit the following: