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Welcome to a vibrant community of scholars, learners, and professionals, where driven students thrive.

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.

By the Numbers

9th
National ranking of public finance and budget programs, U.S. News & World Report

38th
National ranking of public affairs programs, U.S. News & World Report

97%
Alumni employed within six months of graduation

100%
Full-time graduate students placed in paid internships

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  • Bouncing Forward from the Pandemic: Moving CT Ahead
    COVID-19 has from the outset been a disrupter and will likely lead to permanent changes in a variety of areas from retail markets to the use of commercial office space, the vitality of small businesses and the delivery of public services at the state and local level. In addition, Connecticut has the dubious distinction of […]
    Posted on September 20, 2020
  • Encore!Connecticut In-Person and Online
    Encore!Connecticut In-Person and Online Encore!Connecticut was co-founded over 10 years ago by Dr. Dave Garvey and Linda Friedman of the UConn Department of Public Policy to assist corporate and public sector professionals in transitioning their skills and experience into opportunities in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. Over the past decade nearly 200 corporate professionals have gone […]
    Posted on September 17, 2020

Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 25 Essential Skills for Grant-Writing10:30am
  2. Oct 1 Bouncing Forward from the Pandemic: Next Steps for Public Services Delivery in CT2:30pm
  3. Oct 15 Bouncing Forward from the Pandemic: Next Steps for Public Services Delivery in CT2:30pm
  4. Oct 23 Leading in Unclear and Challenging Times10:30am
  5. Nov 20 Managing Unconscious Bias10:30am
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