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Public Policy and Political Economy, Bachelor

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Winter Park, FL, United States
The interdisciplinary program in Public Policy and Political Economy from Rollins College studies substantive and theoretical ways in which economics and political science combine to shape public policies in various countries.
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Students in the Public Policy and Political Economy major from Rollins College will become familiar with the theoretical approaches that political science and economics use to study and solve problems that can then be employed to frame and understand public policy issues. 

Public policy issues will be addressed within an individual and social values context by considering questions such as what is of value to society and its citizens? How best can those values be achieved? What tradeoffs are required when pursuing those societal values? 


A degree in public policy and political economy is attractive to a diverse array of employers. All levels of government desire students with policy and methodological training—skills embedded in the major. 

Private consulting, polling, and research think tanks are attracted to students with this training. Also, nonprofit organizations utilize graduates from the variety of graduate programs that intersect with the issues that affect their operations (tax policy, government contracting, etc.).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Policy and Economics
  • Issues in American Politics
  • Economics in Historical Perspective
  • Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics
  • American Social Policy

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A completed application for admission
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • A personal statement
  • An official high school transcript
  • A secondary high school report form and counselor recommendation
  • Selection of Test Score Waived Option (TSWO) OR official SAT/ACT scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not your native language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    503 USD/credit
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    503 USD/credit
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Living costs for Winter Park

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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