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PhD Minor in Policy Analysis for Biomedical Science

This minor is a partnership between IU School of Medicine and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and provides high-quality education to biomedical scientists who are pursuing careers related to public policy and public affairs. During this minor students complete coursework related to policy analysis and complete a one-semester, hands-on practicum experience to apply what you learned to a real-world setting. Previous students have completed experiences related to science policy in settings like the Indiana Department of Health and the Association of American Medical Schools.

Plan of Study

Required Courses (6 credits total)

  • SPEA-V512 – Public Policy Process
  • SPEA-V663 – Policy Analysis

Choose one of the following courses (3 credits total)

  • SPEA-V507 – Data Analysis and Modeling for Public Affairs
  • SPEA-V517 – Public Management Economics
  • SPEA-V541 – Benefit-Cost Analysis of Public and Environmental Policies
  • SPEA-V560 – Public Finance and Budgeting
  • SPEA-V562 – Public Program Evaluation
  • SPEA-V654 – Public Program Management and Contracting

Required Practicum (3 credits total)

  • GRDM-G792 – Practicum for Biomedical Sciences

Learn more about the minor

Students who are interested in completing this minor should contact Lauren Easterling, PhD, prior to registering for courses or selecting this minor. She will then work with you to register for classes and connect you with an O’Neill faculty member who can work with you as your minor advisor.

Lauren Easterling, PhD – Director of Trainee Services, Graduate Division

Email Lauren Easterling, PhD