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Announcements and Q & A



The Executive Ph.D. in Public Policy Program graduated its Inaugural Cohort of fifteen on August 5, 2022, at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. 

The EPHD Program will welcome its 3rd Cohort on August 18th.


Questions & Answers


Are there scholarships or other funding opportunities available for this program?
Unfortunately, there is no funding available within the department. 
However, all students are encouraged to explore Financial Aid options.

When do classes meet? 
Classes meet in person once a month on the Baton Rouge campus.  However, there may be some online sessions in between the monthly sessions.

What is the application period?

Applications open annually on March 15th and remain open for sixty days until May 15th.  Applications are reviewed by the department's admissions committee for Fall admissions.

Does the program admit students each semester?

Unfortunately, we do not.  We admit cohorts annually in the Summer for the Fall term.

Is this program available online? 

Unfortunately, this program is not available online.  However, instruction is one weekend per month.  Please use this link to access the program's website and learn more.

Where can I find information about the program?

Information regarding the Executive Ph.D. program is available on the Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences website under the Graduate programs in the navigation menu.  For your convenience, please use this link for direct access to the program's information.