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Policy Analysis for Biomedical Sciences Minor

Overview | Curriculum | Practicum

Minor Overview

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.

 

IUSM Minor Contact:
Dr. Randy Brutkiewicz, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Phone: 317-274-3441
Email: rbrutkie@iu.edu


SPEA Minor Advisor:
Dr. Doug Noonan, PhD
Director of Research, Indiana University Public Policy Institute
Phone: 317-278-2448
Email: noonand@iupui.edu


 

Admission Requirements
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.

 

Application Procedure

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:

Accepted students will be notified promptly via email by the minor contact.

 

Grading Policy
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.

 

Qualifying Exam

The Ph.D minor Policy Analysis for Biomedical Sciences does not require a Qualifying Exam


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