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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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  • Favorite Course Friday: PP 5348 Urban Planning Principles and Methods
    Welcome to “Favorite Course Friday”! Throughout the semester we will be highlighting electives available next semester with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Interested in joining the DPP in the classroom next semester? Email for more information! The course will introduce students to the planning process by reviewing commonly used planning practices and tools. […]
    Posted on September 17, 2021
  • MPP Student Highlights Importance of Redistricting
    Department of Public Policy (DPP) student Ryan Scala decided to pursue a Master of Public Policy (MPP) after noticing that the public often consumed political content that was not objective. He found that many organizations had bias and that they produced opinionated or misleading commentary. Ryan wants to utilize his DPP skillsets to objectively analyze information, […]
    Posted on September 9, 2021
  • Teaching Tuesday with Professor Mohamad Alkadry
    Welcome to the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) first Teaching Tuesday of the Fall semester! Through our Teaching Tuesday series our faculty will answer a set of questions to provide insight into who they are. Our first feature of the semester will be Professor and Department Head Mohamad Alkadry. We hope these features will enlighten […]
    Posted on September 7, 2021

Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 23 Youth Car Theft In CT: Trends & Steps To Improve Public Safety12:00pm
  2. Sep 27 Public Policy Information Session - Master In Survey Research, Graduate Certificate, Fast Track12:00pm
  3. Sep 30 Public Policy Information Session - Master In Public Admin., Public Policy, Fast Track12:00pm
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