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Researchers with the Boise State Public Policy Research Center received a $97,000 Big Data planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate how big data is perceived and most effectively can be used by criminal justice agencies in the western United States. PPRC Director Dr. Eric Linquist with PPA PhD student Kimberly Gardner.

Applied Research Opportunities

The PhD Program in Public Policy and Administration is housed in the School of Public Service (SPS) at Boise State University. SPS is also home to programs in political science, criminal justice, and military studies, and PhD students frequently work with faculty across these programs.

SPS also houses a number of research centers that offer opportunities for students to do hands-on, applied policy research.

Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships

The PhD program offers full-time students the opportunity to apply for Graduate Assistantships (GAs). GAs receive tuition waivers and stipends for part-time work completed with a faculty advisor. These assistantships provide an excellent opportunity for students to become part of the PPA research culture at Boise State.

Scholarships are also available to interested applicants.