Meet our Doctoral Students, Candidates, & Graduates

Most of our doctoral students are mid-to-late career and have significant experience in the public, private, and/or nonprofit sectors. Some hold administrative positions in these sectors and many are closely involved in the development and evaluation of public policies at the federal, state, and/or local level.

Current Students

Students in this section are completing their doctoral coursework, preparing for their qualifying exams, or working on their dissertation proposals.

Doctoral Candidates

Students enter into doctoral candidacy once they have completed all of their doctoral coursework, passed their qualifying exams, and successfully defended their dissertation proposals.


Graduates have completed all program requirements, including successfully writing and defending their dissertations.