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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.

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8th
National ranking of public finance and budget programs, U.S. News & World Report

39th
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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  • 2022 Albert G. Ilg Fellowship in Local Government Award: Jon M. Trister and Kylee A. Dostie
    The Albert G. Ilg Fellowship in Local Government award is given to an MPA student who demonstrates interest in local government and public sector service. Awards (“Fellowships”) will defray living or academic related expenses. The award was established in 1998 to honor the distinguished service of Al Ilg as the Town Manager of Windsor for […]
    Posted on May 15, 2022
  • 2022 David B. Walker Award: Cristian G. Corza Godinez and Brittany L. LaMarr
    The David B. Walker Award was established with a generous donation from Parashar Patel, MPA ‘91. This award is given annually to recognize a student in the program who exemplifies tireless dedication to public service. Ideally, the awardee would have an interest in Federalism. David B. Walker: This endowment honors David B. Walker, former director […]
    Posted on May 14, 2022
  • 2022 MPA Academic Excellence Award: Logan Singerman and Yaw Owusu Darko
    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 13, 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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