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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.

Join us on March 30 and 31, 2022 for UConn Gives by donating to the Children with Incarcerated Parents Scholarship.

Your gift will support UConn students who have experienced the incarceration of a loved one.

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

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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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  • Celebrating the Class of 2022
    On May 9th, UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP) celebrated 102 graduates at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Our graduates included 7 Survey Research (MASR), 19 Public Policy (MPP) and 76 Public Administration (MPA) candidates. The night’s festivities also included an awards ceremony that showcased additional members of our community. The evening began with […]
    Posted on May 22, 2022
  • 2022 MASR Academic Excellence Award: Rebecca Conto
    The UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) is pleased to announce the recipients of our academic excellence awards. These prestigious awards are given annually to a student or students who are graduating from the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Administration – Executive Track (MPA Fellows), Master of Public Policy (MPP), and Master […]
    Posted on May 21, 2022
  • 2022 Alumni Impact Award Winner: Kelly McElwain, MPP
    2022 Alumni Impact Awards: Recognizes School of Public Policy (SPP) alumni (MPA, MPA Fellows, MPP and MASR) at any stage in their career who have made a significant recent contribution to their field. Nominees may work in any sector; public, private, or nonprofit. Examples may include but are not limited to driving a meaningful program outcome, […]
    Posted on May 20, 2022

Upcoming Events

  1. May 27 PSELC: Essential Skills for Grant-writing Success10:30am
  2. Jun 7 Disseminating Research Findings To Drive Action: A Workshop With Robert Wood Johnson Foundation10:00am
  3. Aug 26 BUILD Hartford Application Deadline11:58pm
  4. Nov 3 “Picking A Side? Korea’s Complicated Pacific Strategy”4:00pm
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