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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 Fast-Track Hopes to Pursue a Career in Environmental Policy
    UConn senior Sylvie Boucher joined the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Fast-Track program because of an interest in pursuing a career in environmental policy. Currently she is pursuing a bachelor’s in environmental science as well as minors in public policy and urban and community studies. Next fall Sylvie plans to complete a Master of Public […]
    Posted on November 25, 2020
  • Incoming MASR Fast-Track Looks To Study Interpersonal Communication
    Nikolletta Panagiotakopoulos is an incoming Department of Public Policy (DPP) Fast-Track student in the Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) program. This Spring Nikolletta will be joining the Media and Communication Campaigns Track of the MASR, which launched this fall. Earlier this semester Nikolletta had a conversation with a friend about an interest in […]
    Posted on November 21, 2020
  • DPP Alumni Council Calls for Nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award
    The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Alumni Council is calling for nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award! Members of the DPP community are invited to nominate a stand-out colleague that is making an impact on their field. Award Criteria: Open to any graduate of the DPP’s Master of Public Administration (MPA), Public Policy (MPP), […]
    Posted on November 14, 2020

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