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BA/MS Philosophy + Public Policy

At the intersection of ethics, government, law and politics, the accelerated degree in philosophy and public policy at Drexel equips future leaders with the ability to raise and rationally answer probing questions. Students gain training in public policy, co-op experience and the reasoning, writing and argumentative skills they need for careers in nonprofit and government organizations.

The program offers two distinctive features:

  1. A unique case study curriculum driven by student inquiry
  2. Five tracks of specialization: education policy, science and technology policy, information policy, environmental policy and economic policy.

The undergraduate curriculum offers exposure to the main areas of philosophical inquiry in Western thought. Students take foundational classes in areas like ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and social and political philosophy, followed by 400-level seminar courses. They also the option to write a senior thesis.

The graduate level curriculum focuses on writing and research skills with evening courses from Lebow, CCI, Public Policy and other units across the College of Arts and Sciences. Depending on the students’ specializations, courses can also be taken at the other colleges across Drexel such as Westphal and Dornsife.

Learn More About this Accelerated Degree in the Course Catalog