Undergraduate and graduate degrees in Public Policy and Political Economy prepare students for a range of jobs in government, law, business, research and academia.

Students in the program gain analytical, evaluation, research and writing skills and can build additional expertise in areas such as geospatial information sciences through interdisciplinary coursework. Our graduates work in a variety of positions in the federal government, the World Bank and Fortune 500 corporations and have been admitted to many of the nation’s top law schools.

Students have access to opportunities to pursue internships and fellowships such as The Archer Center , study aboard and receive assistance to prepare for acceptance to law school through the Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center. One of only five political economy PhD programs in the nation, our distinguished faculty includes a member of the National Academy of Sciences, winners of the UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, and leaders in the field whose research is regularly published in leading academic journals.



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Samia Hossain BA’10

I would strongly encourage students to have experiences away from UT Dallas — whether through an internship, a language immersion program or an exchange with a different university — to broaden your understanding of the world.