Public PolicyAddress important public problems in order to make our society better
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree is right for you if you seek an analytical career that requires you to be able to judge policies and programs, plan and evaluate alternatives, and implement changes.
BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION
The MPP program provides top caliber instruction in policy analysis and program evaluation. Our focus is on providing you with the rigorous analytic and quantitative skills you need to assess policies and to evaluate programs.
The program is centered on analysis of real-world problems and the policies and programs that address them. A hallmark of our program is its focus on combining theory and practice so that you can thrive in a professional workplace. MPP students are prepared to pursue a wide variety of careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors and work in positions such as policy analysts, research associates, program analysts and finance/budget analysts.
The 43 credit MPP program can typically be completed in two years of full-time study. The MPP program will provide you with high quality instruction in quantitative methods, policy analysis, policy development, and program evaluation. Learn more about MPP.
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 about our Fast-Track Program.
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- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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/