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UConn Gives. 36 hours: All Paws In! March 23-24, 2021

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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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  • CLAS Professor & Associate Dean Edith Barrett is Named to UAA’s Distinguished Service Honor Roll
    Earlier this week, UConn Professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Associate Dean, Edith Barrett, was named to the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Distinguished Service Honor Roll for 2021. UAA is an international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers and public/nonprofit service providers, and for a ninth year they have recognized impactful service […]
    Posted on May 6, 2021
  • MPA Fosters Student’s Leadership Abilities
    Ali Degirolamo’s passion for leadership has led to many amazing opportunities in her life. Her natural affinity for leadership paired well with the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Master of Public Administration (MPA) and allowed her to grow with the program. She feels that the DPP program has prepared her to achieve her goals of […]
    Posted on May 5, 2021
  • Commandant of the Coast Guard Sees MPA as Seminal
    Happy National Military Appreciation Month! We are so thankful for the service and sacrifice of members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Space Force and National Guard as well as the contribution of their spouses. In celebration we decided to highlight Department of Public Policy (DPP) alum and the 2021 Distinguished Alumni […]
    Posted on May 4, 2021

Upcoming Events

  1. May 7 DPP Ceremony For Graduates6:00pm
  2. May 14 DPP: Building Effective Management & Leadership Skills: A Workshop For Next Generation Of Public Nonprofit Leaders10:30am
  3. May 18 One State, One Film: Mental Health and Mindfulness7:00pm
  4. Jun 18 Survey Analysis with R - Day 14:00pm
  5. Jun 21 Survey Analysis with R - Day 24:00pm
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