Post-Graduate Data

Public Policy

Housed in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the public policy concentration is dedicated to the study of health care and social welfare policy, education policy, urban policy, law and criminal justice, and media and technology. Public policy refers to societal initiatives to remedy social problems. Because social problems typically emerge from complex, multi-faceted social conditions, the study of public policy requires students to become familiar with the insights of diverse academic disciplines into how institutions facilitate or inhibit societal problem-solving. The study of public policy is an excellent framework for integrating ideas drawn from several disciplines around issues of real world significance. Concentrators with a particular interest in such applications should consider the Engaged Scholars Program. All concentrators emerge with a sound understanding of institutional change and are well-equipped to contribute to processes of social change.  

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • Analyst, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, The Walt Disney Company
  • Analyst, Education Resource Strategies
  • Analyst, The Blackstone Group
  • Asset Management Analyst, J.P. Morgan
  • Associate Consultant, The Bridgespan Group
  • Business Analyst, Cartesian
  • Immigration Paralegal, Clark Lau LLC
  • Pro Bono Case Manager, Philadelphia VIP
  • Research Assistant, Economics Department, London School of Economics
  • Researcher, Climate and Development Lab
  • State Representative, Massachusetts General Court

Graduate School

  • Columbia University Law School, JD
  • Harvard University Law School, JD
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison, La Follette School of Public Affairs, MPA, Public Affairs


  • Fulbright Scholarship