Public AdministrationCreating the best public leaders in the world
UConn’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares students for a career as a leader in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Students learn how to address the evolving changes faced by public managers and develop critical analytic and management skills needed to succeed in public service careers.
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Our nationally ranked MPA program provides students with a dynamic and integrated approach to the field of public management. 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.
Problem-oriented courses prepare students for an important responsibility of public managers and policy makers — decision-making. The program develops the skills needed to diagnose problems, collect and analyze information, plan, choose among policy alternatives, communicate findings, implement programs, and manage change.
The program serves students with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. Our graduates work in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Alumni are employed in a wide variety of positions, such as budget analysts, human resource managers, program administrators, policy analysts, program evaluators, and survey researchers.
Prepare for a career in public service. Develop critical analytic and management skills. Learn how to address the evolving challenges faced by public managers. Our 43 credit MPA program is the only NASPAA accredited MPA program in Connecticut. Learn more about MPA.
If you are a current UConn undergraduate and have an interest in gaining the skills to work in public policy or management, the Fast-Track program could be an excellent match for you. You can complete up to half of the MPA program while you finish your undergraduate degree. Learn more. Learn more about our Fast-Track Program.
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Upcoming DPP Events
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Storrs CampusAustin, Room 247
Department of Public Policy Information Session on the MPA, MPP and Fast-Track Programs.
Please RSVP at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bpgjLs2X1EerYgd by April 2, 2018.
Friday, March 23rd, 2018
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Hartford CampusHTB 209 from 12:00 to 12:30 pm for light lunch and HTB 212 from 12:30 to 2:00 for the presentation
Microagressions: Awareness, Impact & Response
More and more people are talking about microaggressions in the work place and in school settings, but what are they? And what are the cumulative impacts of microaggressions on individuals, groups, and organizations? How might we respond, especially as many of them are communicated unintentionally? In this seminar, we will discuss the answers to these questions and engage in dialogue around application to your work in public administration and public policy.
Please join our presenter Cinnamon Adams from the UConn Graduate School at this informative session. RSVP by Thursday, March 22, 2018 at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKHm7PrcHtNadzn
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Downtown HartfordHTB, Room 216
Department of Public Policy Information Session on the MPA Fellows and Graduate Program in Survey Research Programs. Light lunch will be served. RSVP at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bpgjLs2X1EerYgd by April 13, 2018.
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs CampusAustin, Room 247
Department of Public Policy Information Session on the MPA, MPP and Fast-Track Programs. Please RSVP at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bpgjLs2X1EerYgd by April 17, 2018.