We invite applications for the *Public Policy specialization (’track’)* of the Doctoral Program in Political Science offered by Central European University (CEU), a Budapest-based *English language graduate institution*.  Its Ph.D Program in Political Science is *accredited in the U.S.* and offers five specializations: *Comparative Politics*, *International Relations*, *Political Economy*, *Political Theory*, and *Public Policy*. It is one of the largest, most international and most competitive programs in Europe. Students, from over 30 countries, are supported by more than 35 faculty members.
The Public Policy track prepares graduate students for careers in research or higher education institutions It is highly competitive and welcomes applications from graduates of Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Law, and related disciplines.
The curriculum of the *Public Policy track* proposes a solid, comprehensive, and methodologically rigorous grounding in political science, whilst developing research skills, analytical abilities and substantive knowledge related to public policy, public administration and governance. It offers a strong comparative dimension and addresses the challenges posed by
decentralization, globalization and privatization of governance structures and processes, to the design, delivery and assessment of public policies.
The doctoral candidates are actively introduced to research networks in their field through participation in graduate conferences and major research projects. The Doctoral School collaborates with a number of research centers including the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, the Center for Media and Communication Studies, the Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracies, the Center for Environment and Security, the Center for European Union Research and the Asia Research Initiative.
Students admitted into CEU doctoral degree programs are eligible to the Full CEU Doctoral Fellowship for three years. It includes tuition, medical insurance, and a monthly stipend (around 750 €) to cover educational and accommodation costs. Doctoral students must complete their PhD degree within six years.
Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds. Further information on financial aid is available at: http://www.ceu.hu/admissions/financialaid/doctoral
Upon completion of the program, alumni of the School typically continue their career in higher education, policy analysis, the media, civil service, international NGOs and research organizations. Additional information on CEU graduates’ career paths is available at: *
All applicants must meet the General CEU Admissions Requirements (see: *
www.ceu.hu/admissions/apply*), and submit:
· curriculum vitae;
· proof of relevant English language competency;
· a 1,500-word research proposal;
- a 500-word statement of purpose;
· two confidential letters of recommendation;
· relevant undergraduate and graduate transcripts and diplomas;
· a summary of the submitted or planned Master’s thesis or other substantial academic work.
The deadline for applications is January 25, 2012, 24:00 Pacific Standard
*More information and inquiries*
For further information on the Doctoral School’s academic programs and courses, specific entry requirements, and a list of faculty, visit the Doctoral School’s website or contact the Doctoral School at http://pds.ceu.hu
For further information on the Public Policy track, please contact Track Representative Dr. Marie-Pierre Granger, at grangerm@ceu. hu, or Coordinator Aniko Hegedus, at hegedusa@ceu. hu.
Mailing address: CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations: Nador u. 9, 1051 **Budapest** , Hungary
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