The Sanford School offers a wide range of programs - including one of the most popular undergraduate majors at Duke University, four graduate-level programs, and a PhD program. Browse the options below.
Public Policy Studies (PPS)
Through this undergraduate major, develop expertise in analysis and help address the most pressing challenges in the world. Incorporating elements of political science, history, economics and ethics, this is a vital liberal arts degree for the 21st century. Any student admitted to Duke may major in public policy through the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.
The Master of National Security Policy program (MNSP) is for those working in national security – government, military, defense or consulting – to advance careers and skills in national security in just one year. Through the accelerated, executive, hybrid program, students can work while studying.
Duke’s PhD in Public Policy is distinguished by its truly interdisciplinary nature. This program enables students to collaborate with Duke’s top-rated faculty in public policy and around the beautiful Duke campus. In addition to working with Duke’s world-class faculties of public policy, economics, history, political science, psychology and sociology and psychology, PhD students interact with leading scholars from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and Duke’s Law and Medical Schools.