Program Overview


Everyone is impacted by policy. For every problem, there is a solution. How the solution is devised, shared, interpreted, implemented, how it is paid for, who is impacted by it, and the outcomes are all components of public policy. These two introductory statements are the genesis of public policy and its multi-discipline genre. Whether an individual works or aspires to work in education, transportation, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, for the government, in corporate America or for self, public policy is essential to advancement and success. This is the only program that benefits a multitude of professions. Whether the policies impact staff, the local community, a population within the community, the state, the nation or the world, they must be devised properly and intentionally using a systematic method to ensure the desired outcomes are achieved and federal, state and sometimes local compliance are implicit in the planning. To this end, no matter who you are, where you work or what you do, public policy impacts you. Why not specialize in devising the solutions?


  • Earn your Ph.D. in two years
  • Weekend classes (One weekend per month for 24 months.)
  • Affordable

This is the first weekend-only Ph.D. program in the state of Louisiana. The inaugural cohort will be selected in Fall 2020.

The GRE is waived for admission in this program.  


$40,000 Total* ($20,000 per academic year)

$8,000 (each Fall and Spring semester | 4 total)

$4,000 (each Summer semester | 2 total)


Fees include course instruction, learning space, lodging and meals on the weekends. The all-inclusive fees are not negotiable or adjustable. Regardless of your domicile, lodging and meals are included for the weekends that classes are scheduled. Fee exclusions include but are not limited to transportation, individual computers, laptops, tablets, software, parking fees, travel costs, graduation fees and textbooks.


*If the student is unsuccessful in passing the courses as prescribed in the designed plan of study and maintain on track with his/her cohort additional costs may be incurred. The advertised price is based on the successful completion as designed.

Contact Us

Location:                   Higgins 410 (4th Floor) | Dean’s Office Phone:       
                                 (225) 771-3092


Contact:                    Charmaine Williams  

                                 Juliette Williams                                   

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