Public Service and Public Policy

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Academic Unit: 
School of Public Affairs

The ASU School of Public Affairs' mission is to understand and address society's grandest challenges in public management, policy and governance. We seek to maximize our impact through rigorous transdisciplinary research, project-based education, collaborative and inclusive community engagement, experiential learning and innovative solutions.

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Faculty Honors Advisors

Yushim Kim

Thesis/Creative Projects: 

A typical thesis will be a short essay on a chosen topic based on the agreement with student's honors thesis committee. Our unit abides by Barrett's requirements for who can serve on a committee.

Academic Preparation: 

In order for students to complete a thesis in the field of PSPP, whether they major in PSPP or not, they must have completed PAF 200 Introduction to Public Service & Public Policy. PSPP honor students are encouraged to take a graduate level research course (PAF 501 Public Service Research I) as a substitute for PAF 301 or 401 Applied Statistics. Taking PAF 501 will earn students honors credit and help ensure they are prepared to engage in honors thesis-level research on a topic of relevance to the field.