Welcome to PAM!

The PhD Program in Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) trains the next generation of scholars and professionals to address pressing national and international public policy issues. Our program combines a focus on substantive policy areas--ranging from education and health to regulatory and social policy--with advanced training in a disciplinary area, empirical methods, and multiple disciplinary approaches. Our multi-disciplinary faculty and students also work closely with the Ph.D. programs in Economics, Sociology, and other graduate fields at Cornell. Across these specializations, PAM Ph.D. students graduate with the skills to shape and evaluate policy in a range of settings, from faculty positions in academic institutions to leadership roles in the public and private sectors.

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