23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Public Policy degree at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a professional doctorate. It is designed for individuals interested in developing skills in policymaking and policy implementation at all levels of government. 

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Completion of this Public Policy degree at University of Nevada, Las Vegas will prepare students to conduct policy analysis, advocate for public policies and community-based solutions, or serve in decision-making positions. Its focus is to integrate what is known about the policy process into a set of skills and abilities so individuals can be competent actors in the policy arena. 

Course delivery is very structured with courses offered in a very specific sequence on Friday and Saturdays over five semesters.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students should be able to identify and frame problems to be placed on the policy agenda.
  • Students will develop the skills to conduct cost/benefit analysis and to write a fiscal note.
  • Students should be able to articulate arguments for and against a policy proposal.
  • Students should be able to develop action plans for the implementation of programs.
  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a policy/program evaluation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Framework for Understanding Public Policy and Agenda Setting
  • Developing Policy Alternatives
  • Models of Policy Implementation
  • Evaluation: Closing the Loop
  • Problem Identification and Agendas

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


51 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have at least a Masters degree.
  • Students must submit three letters of reference
  • Students must submit a resume and should have at least five years of professional work related experience
  • An essay explaining student's interest in the degree and how they believe the degree will aid in their professional development.  In addition, the letter must articulate a policy area that the student has a substantive interest in studying.  The letter must accompany the application.  (An interview will be required before a final admissions decision is made).

Tuition Fee

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    23411 USD/year
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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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