Public Policy and Management prepares students for careers in a variety of academic and research settings. Students are trained broadly in comparative institutional analysis, organization theory, and public management. Students often specialize in a particular policy or organization field such as the environment, social services, health care, non-profits, and or social networks. Students take four required courses that provide a PhD-level understanding of the core literature in the subfield. Four additional courses in either public policy or public/nonprofit management and organizations are often taken outside of SGPP in departments like sociology, economics, management, renewable natural resources, and law. The goal is to prepare students for conducting independent research that will contribute to new thinking in either public policy or management and organizations.