you are a problem solver and a difference maker

The mission of our policy studies graduate program is to prepare leaders in developing policies that protect the planet and improve people’s quality of life.

Policy studies is the systematic study of public policy – the nature, goals, conflicts, causes and effects, with an emphasis on HOW to achieve goals. It combines program evaluation with policy analysis.

Our students are problem solvers – passionate about making a difference in their communities and in the world. The master’s degree in policy studies can shape your skills by giving you the knowledge, education, and experience to move to the next level in your career. The program provides a holistic approach to understanding today’s pressing societal problems and issues and the conditions surrounding them. It prepares students to make a difference by honing both leadership and analytical skills to find solutions instead of roadblocks.

The master’s in policy studies is a 36-credit program and includes your choice of capstone experience – either a practice-based internship or a research focused thesis. Students specialize in one of these three areas:

  • Community and international development
  • Food and agriculture
  • Sustainability and the environment 

Make a difference with a Master of Arts in Policy Studies from DelVal. Your time is NOW.