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The Department of Public Policy prepares students to become leaders in the fields of public policy, public management, nonprofit management, and survey research. Our students work closely with professors who are dedicated to teaching excellence and groundbreaking research. They're also placed in paid internships in top state agencies, city governments, and nonprofit organizations that impact the state and the nation.

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National ranking of public finance and budget programs, U.S. News & World Report

National ranking of public affairs programs, U.S. News & World Report

Alumni employed within six months of graduation

Full-time graduate students placed in paid internships

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  • Focus Area Friday: Social Policy
    A focus area allows students to develop additional expertise in a specific area. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program requires nine credits (three courses) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) requires twelve credits (four courses) to complete a focus area. Students can choose a focus area within the Department, develop their own with […]
    Posted on February 26, 2021
  • DPP Fast-Track Turns Challenges Into Service
    In 2015 Ethan Couillard was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.  Since his diagnosis, Ethan has continually fueled his energy toward public service and helping his community. One of his earliest initiatives included a multiyear community project for Waterford Country School, which led to him earning Eagle Scout Rank. Ethan’s journey at UConn began at the Avery […]
    Posted on February 24, 2021
  • DPP Begins Search for Visiting Assistant Professor
    (PDF version) The Department of Public Policy (DPP) at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a one-year visiting position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. DPP is home to the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program (MPA), the Master of Public Policy (MPP), the online Graduate Program in Survey Research (GPSR), the minor […]
    Posted on February 23, 2021

Upcoming Events

  1. Mar 3 DPP Mock Interview Night5:30pm
  2. Mar 8 DPP: The ABC's Of Public Testimony5:00pm
  3. Mar 10 MPA, MPP And Fast-Track Information Session12:00pm
  4. Mar 15 MASR And Grad Certificate (SRC) Information Session4:00pm
  5. Mar 17 Department Of Public Policy MPA, MPP And Fast-Track Information Session For Economics Students1:30pm
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