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.
- Join the Survey Research Virtual Open House!Posted on March 28, 2017
- Professor Ken Dautrich’s Study in NY TimesPosted on March 7, 2017
- “Fake News” Discussed at DPP Student ForumPosted on March 3, 2017
- Thomas Craemer Speaks at “Implicit Bias Exhibit” Opening ReceptionPosted on January 24, 2017
- Professor Joshua Hyman interviewed about his school research on Michigan Public RadioPosted on January 19, 2017
Upcoming DPP Events
Friday, March 31st, 2017
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Greater Hartford CampusLibrary Room 308
MPA Alumni Council Meeting will be held on this day. Lunch will be served.
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Greater Hartford CampusLIB 308
Join the Department of Public Policy as Dr. Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU) speaks as part of the DPP Speaker Series.
Lunch will be provided at 12pm with the talk beginning at 12:30pm.
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Downtown HartfordReal Art Ways
Inviting all Department of Public Policy Alumni! Come join us for art, drinks, networking, and camaraderie with fellow alum, current students, and faculty and to hear from our most recent award winners.
Awards that will be presented are:
MPA Recent Distinguished Alumni Award
MPA Distinguished Alumni Award
GPSR Distinguished Alumni Award
This event will be catered by The Kitchen Catering at Billings Forge. Billings Forge has a unique commitment to using local ingredients and supporting our local farmers and producers. http://billingsforgeworks.org/
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Greater Hartford CampusLibrary Building, room 308
The Department of Public Policy will be holding an open house on this day. All are welcome to learn about UConn's MPA Program, MPP program, Certificate Programs, and Graduate Program in Survey Research (offering complete online certificate and master options). Attending a DPP Open House is a great opportunity to learn about the curriculum and admissions process, full/part time scheduling, financial aid, as well as to meet with faculty, students, and the Administrative Program Director, Valerie Rogers. Attendees also have the option of sitting in on a class at the end of each open house. Class begins at 4pm and attendees are welcome to stay for as little or long as they wish (only an option when classes are in session and no exam is scheduled). To RSVP, contact Su-Teng Kuan at email@example.com, or call 860-570-9343. More information please visit our main website: http://www.dpp.uconn.edu Open Houses: http://dpp.uconn.edu/admissions/open-houses/