Policy Analysis for Biomedical Sciences Minor
The doctoral minor in Policy Analysis for Biomedical Sciences is a 12 credit hour minor designed to provide Ph.D. students in the IUSM Graduate Division and any program throughout IU the opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of policy analysis for those individuals pursuing a career in science policy (policy development, advocacy, and lobbying, for example). This program blends classroom learning opportunities offered by the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and a practicum that allows students to integrate this knowledge with their scientific training into a science policy context.
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To be admitted to the Ph.D. minor in Policy Analysis for Biomedical Sciences, you must be a currently enrolled doctoral student in good academic standing in any IU or IUPUI school.
Students who would like to apply to the Ph.D. minor in Policy Analysis for Biomedical Sciences must submit an email to Dr. Randy Brutkiewicz, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and contact for this minor, the following:
- Documentation of the approval of the student’s pursuit of this minor by his/her PI and advisory committee
- A one-page personal statement explaining the student’s reason for pursuing this minor, including the relevance of the minor to their program and goals
Accepted students will be notified promptly via email by the minor contact.
A minimum of B (3.0) is required in each course that is to count toward the minor. If a minimum of B (3.0) is not earned in a course, that course must be retaken. A course may only be retaken once. Students who fail to achieve the minimum grade of B (3.0) the second time they take a course will not be able to earn the Ph.D. minor.
The Ph.D minor Policy Analysis for Biomedical Sciences does not require a Qualifying Exam