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The School 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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  • Connecting History in New Ways Through Public Policy and Nonprofit Leadership
      On behalf of the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO), we are proud to be a supporter of Connecticut History Day and efforts to promote and support public history throughout our state. For over seventy years, CLHO has shared knowledge and experience while promoting best practices among museums, historical societies and all who steward […]
    Posted on June 30, 2022
  • MPA Student Gains Nonprofit Experience in Pakistan
    UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) student Saah Agyemang-Badu recently traveled to Pakistan to work with international nonprofit organizations. Her journey to Pakistan began at SPP orientation during the fall of 2020 where she met fellow Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Zahra Ali. After their introduction to all things SPP, the two exchanged contact details […]
    Posted on June 29, 2022
  • SPP Alum Named First Native American U.S. Treasurer
    On Tuesday President Joe Biden appointed School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba as the first Native American U.S. treasurer. She received her Master of Public Administration (MPA) from UConn in 2008. Her signature will appear on U.S. currency, and her duties will include overseeing the newly established Office of Tribal and Native […]
    Posted on June 23, 2022

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  4. Nov 3 “Picking A Side? Korea’s Complicated Pacific Strategy”4:00pm
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