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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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  • MPA Student Hones Skills Over the Summer
    Michelle Hill’s desire to serve the public has continued to drive her career after serving in the United States Marine Corps. Prior to pursuing a Masters in Public Administration, Hill simultaneously served as a volunteer elected official on the Board of Finance in Windsor Locks, Connecticut and managed a department in the Town of Southwick, […]
    Posted on July 24, 2021
  • Food Friday: A Tour of Hartford Eats
    This summer the Department of Public Policy (DPP) explored food stops near our UConn Hartford home. Interested in exploring the city on the weekends? Parking is free in Hartford on Saturday and Sunday! Have a favorite food location? Let us know at Front Street Rush Bowls serves fruit and all-natural food bowls at 15 […]
    Posted on July 23, 2021
  • Public Policy Minor Now Offered in Hartford
    The Department of Public Policy (DPP) is excited to announce that the Public Policy (PP) Minor will now be available to undergraduates at UConn Hartford! Previously the PP minor was based in Storrs, but starting this fall (2021) students can complete 15 credits towards the minor entirely in Hartford. Students pursuing this opportunity will take […]
    Posted on July 19, 2021

Upcoming Events

  1. Aug 13 Web-based Data Extraction Methods - Day 14:00pm
  2. Aug 16 Web-based Data Extraction Methods - Day 24:00pm
  3. Aug 19 DPP New Student Orientation1:00pm
  4. Aug 19 DPP MPA Fellows Orientation5:00pm
  5. Sep 17 PSELC: Disruption Bias & Responding to Microaggressions9:00am
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