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Alumni and friends

Alumni of the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program work in a wide variety of government, non-profit and academic organizations after graduation.

Federal Government

  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Department of Army
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Small Business Association

State Government

  • Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Virginia Department for Aging
  • Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Virginia Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control
  • Virginia Department of Corrections
  • Virginia Department of Education
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Virginia Department of Health
  • Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Virginia Department of Mental Health
  • Virginia Employment Commission
  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Virginia State Comptroller’s Office

Colleges and universities

  • Averett College
  • Baruch College (CUNY)
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Colby-Sawyer College (NH)
  • East Carolina University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Kent State University
  • Marymount University (VA)
  • Norfolk State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pittsburg State University (KS)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University
  • Troy State University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Virginia

Community Colleges

  • Germanna Community College
  • Mountain Empire Community College
  • Richard Bland Community College
  • John Tyler Community College
  • Piedmont Community College (NC)
  • Virginia Community College System

Giving back

If you are interested in supporting the program by way of a donation, we encourage you to visit VCU’s eGiving Center. Here, you can make a general contribution or designate specifically where you want the donation to go. Often these dollars go toward scholarship and fellowship opportunities, as well as aid in the research efforts carried out by the program.


Virginia Commonwealth University
College of Humanities and Sciences
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Center for Public Policy
Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration
P.O. Box 843061
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3061
Phone: (804) 828-6837
E-mail: wsgradvise@vcu.edu

Updated: 10/17/2011