We Value Diversity
We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that the success of our students requires that they respect and understand the diversity of communities and cultures that surround them.
The MPA program is committed to providing a climate of education that promotes the diversity of perspectives and experience in public policy development and practice. We seek to achieve this goal through the presence of diverse people, participation of historically excluded groups, and a welcoming and inclusive climate, emphasizing equity, shared power, and responsibility.
Why Choose Us
The Department of Public Policy offers several advantages
UCONN is a Top 25 public university. Collaborative research is performed in all 14 schools as well as at our 100+ research centers and institutes. We attract faculty, resources, and attention at a national level.
The University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy is committed to high quality research, teaching, and service in the areas of public policy, public management, public financial management, nonprofit management, and survey research. The Department is committed to providing a climate of inclusion that promotes diversity of perspectives and experiences.
Our Alumni are leaders of public, nonprofit, and corporate organizations in Connecticut, the U.S., and the world.
Our Students are highly qualified critical thinkers.
Our Faculty are nationally and internationally renowned researchers devoted to developing the next generation of public, nonprofit, and private sector leaders.
Our Programs are designed to meet the highest curriculum standards and feature an optimal blend of theoretical and practical knowledge.
Scholarship That is Engaged
Experience Provided. The use of practical experiences and internships as learning tools, combined with theory, analysis, and case studies in the classroom, make our program job-relevant and intellectually challenging. Online coursework enables greater access and advancement for students.
Problem-oriented courses. We prepare students for the important responsibility of becoming public managers and policy makers by teaching strategic decision-making. Our programs develop the skills needed to diagnose problems, collect and analyze information, plan, choose among policy alternatives, communicate findings, implement programs, and manage change.
Interdisciplinary focus. The program encourages inclusion of relevant university courses in such disciplines as economics, political science, public health, law, education, social work, and business administration.
Diverse students and diverse careers. Our programs serve students with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds and prepares them for a wide variety of occupations. Our graduates work in local, state, and federal government, as well as in nonprofit and private organizations. Our alumni are leaders working as pollsters, city managers, budget analysts, human resource managers, executive directors, program administrators, policy analysts, market researchers, and in many other careers.
The right combination of size and scale. Our program is large enough to attract high caliber students from around the world and yet small enough to provide a comfortable atmosphere for personal growth and recognition. The faculty and staff are accessible to students, engaged in their lives, and committed to helping them advance.
Dual-degree programs. Students have a variety of dual degree program options, including a structured joint MPA/MA in Economics. Students have also simultaneously pursued degrees with Law (JD), International Studies (MA), Public Health (MPH), and Social Work (MSW), among other disciplines.
U.S. News and World Report
Top 10 in Public Finance and Budgeting
Top 50 Public Affairs Program
Top 20 Public University
Public Policy News
- DPP Alumni, Blaize Levitan, Published in CT PostPosted on February 14, 2019
- Dr. Kerri Raissian Stresses the Importance of Education on Domestic ViolencePosted on February 14, 2019
- DPP Department Head Mohamad Alkadry Appointed as 2019 NASPAA Program ChairPosted on February 7, 2019
- Associate Professor Dr. Deneen Hatmaker Named Associate Editor for the JPARTPosted on February 5, 2019
- DPP Represented at UConn Hartford Career FairPosted on January 25, 2019
Friday, February 22nd, 2019
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Hartford CampusHTB 228
To register go to http://dpp.uconn.edu/collaborative by February 19, 2019.
DPP Speaker Series: "An Interrupted Time-Analysis of the 2010 Humanitarian and Recovery Aid Intervention to Haiti"
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hartford CampusHTB 220
RSVP at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8lazFpR8byMh7f by March 1, 2019. Hope to see you there.
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Hartford CampusHartford Times Building, Room 406
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Hartford CampusHTB, DPP Suite 431
Questions? Contact Linda Friedman at email@example.com
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Hartford CampusHTB 227
Please join us on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the UConn Hartford campus, 10 Prospect Street, 2nd floor, Room 227, Hartford from 12:00 to 1:30 pm as state and local leaders address the challenges of this retirement boom and consider steps to create a pipeline to fill future employment needs.
A light lunch will be provided from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm at the same location, 4th floor, in the faculty/staff lounge.
Please RSVP by March 4, 2019 at
Hope to see you there.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusHomer Babbidge Library, Class of '47 Room