2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Jul 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace–PPA


Return to: PhD in Public Policy and Administration (PPA)  

The threat of terrorism is a constant concern prompting a continuing focus on preventing and resolving terrorist attacks. In this specialization, students will learn the immediate and long-term implications of anti-terrorist legislation and policies. They will study how terrorism policies are drafted and enforced while they analyze the ethical issues related to human rights and the psychology of terrorism. Students will explore the effects of disaster, crisis, and trauma and the appropriate interventions for individuals and groups. And students will examine the roots of international and domestic terrorism, the catalysts and motivations for terrorist acts, and how media and technology may aid or counter terrorist activities.

Course Sequence


Quarter Course Credits
1 PPPA 8004 - Foundations for Doctoral Studies OR PPPA 8004I - Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students  3 cr. 
PPPA 8405 - Ethics and Social Justice♦  5 cr. 
2 PPPA 8431 - Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector♦  5 cr. 
PPPA 8465 - Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination♦  5 cr. 
3 PPPA 8111 - Leadership and Organizational Change♦  5 cr. 
PPPA 8115 - Writing a Quality Prospectus  5 cr. 
4 PPPA 8112 - Governance and Public Policy♦  5 cr. 
RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and AnalysisOR RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis 5 cr. 
5 PPPA 8320 - Public Policy Implications of Terrorism Legislation and Policies  5 cr. 
PPPA 8740 - Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma♦  5 cr. 
6 PPPA 8741 - Psychology of Terrorism♦  5 cr. 
RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  5 cr. 
7 RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  5 cr. 
RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  5 cr. 
8+ PPPA 9000 - Dissertation* 5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.