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Public Policy, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Latrobe, PA, United States
The Public Policy program at Saint Vincent College is designed to develop an understanding of the economic and political institutions, principles and processes involved in public policy decision-making. 
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Overview

Students are led to examine issues critically while developing a substantive knowledge of market economics and democratic-constitutional government as the context for American public policy. Economic analysis and knowledge of political organization and politics comprise much of the intellectual framework for public policy decision-making. 

The curriculum combines courses in economics and politics to help foster the development of such skills and knowledge. What Can I Do With a Degree in Public Policy from Saint Vincent College ? Public Policy majors primarily pursue law degrees and/or advanced degrees in public policy. Graduates with a public policy degree have gone directly into the fields of environmental services, management, news reporter, think tank and government.

Results

  • The public policy degree prepares graduates with an exposure to the theoretical and analytical background necessary to participate in public policy endeavors. 
  • Graduates may seek immediate employment in public policy-related positions in the non-profit sector or business, or in government service or politics. 
  • They may also pursue graduate study in public policy, public administration or public affairs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission deadline.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Financial Accounting 
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Statistics 
  • Econometrics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  •  Principles of Macroeconomics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete Application for Admission.
  • Complete Supplemental Application (also under Tools section)
  • Submit original or certified copies of the original and official academic record, transcript or examination results for the completion of secondary education. Official documents not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • Submit the application fee of $25 or waiver form.
  • Submit an official result of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test System (IELTS). TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT and 6.5 on the IELTS or higher is required for applicants.
  • The SAT is NOT required.
  • Writing sample or essay.
  • Scanned copy of passport photo page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    35520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Latrobe

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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