Public AdministrationCreating the best public leaders in the world
UConn’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares students for a career as a leader in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Students learn how to address the evolving changes faced by public managers and develop critical analytic and management skills needed to succeed in public service careers.
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Our nationally ranked MPA program provides students with a dynamic and integrated approach to the field of public management. The use of practical experiences and internships as learning tools combined with theory, analysis, and case studies in the classroom make our program job-relevant and intellectually challenging.
Problem-oriented courses prepare students for an important responsibility of public managers and policy makers — decision-making. The program develops the skills needed to diagnose problems, collect and analyze information, plan, choose among policy alternatives, communicate findings, implement programs, and manage change.
The program serves students with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. Our graduates work in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Alumni are employed in a wide variety of positions, such as budget analysts, human resource managers, program administrators, policy analysts, program evaluators, and survey researchers.
Prepare for a career in public service. Develop critical analytic and management skills. Learn how to address the evolving challenges faced by public managers. Our 43 credit MPA program is the only NASPAA accredited MPA program in Connecticut. Learn more about MPA.
If you are a current UConn undergraduate and have an interest in gaining the skills to work in public policy or management, the Fast-Track program could be an excellent match for you. You can complete up to half of the MPA program while you finish your undergraduate degree. Learn more. Learn more about our Fast-Track Program.
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Upcoming DPP Events
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Downtown HartfordHTB-Room 216
Social Media in Politics. An informed discussion about the new political dynamic that comes from the use of social media.
Friday, October 27th, 2017
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Downtown HartfordHTB, Room 212 and Conf Room 216
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Storrs CampusLaurel Hall
Meet with Department of Public Policy Faculty and Staff and learn about our Masters Programs in Public Administration, Public Policy and Survey Research.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs CampusBabbidge Library, Class of '47 Room
Information session for potential students on MPA, MPP and Fast-Track Program. Please RSVP at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5cYjeeywpdREAXb by October 27, 2017.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Storrs CampusGentry 144
The Center for Education Policy Analysis
invites you to attend
2017 Speaker Series
âThe Politics of Regional Equity: Mobilizing Civic Capacity to Address Segregation â
Featuring our special guest speaker
Kara S. Finnigan
Associate Professor of Educational Policy
University of Rochester
Warner School of Education
For more info, and to register visit
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Downtown HartfordRoom 216, Exec. Conference Room
Information on the DPP Fellows program for potential students.
RSVP at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5cYjeeywpdREAXb by November 10, 2017.