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
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Downtown HartfordRoom 216, Exec. Conf. Room
Information for potential students on the online Graduate Program in Survey Research.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Online session for potential students interested in the Graduate Program in Survey Research.
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Downtown HartfordHTB-Room 216 and 226
Public Service Careers: Making a Difference while Making a Living
Join us on UConn's Hartford campus for a public service careers panel featuring successful UConn Department of Public Policy alumni. Panelists will talk about their work, the rewards of a career in public service and how their UConn graduate education helped them to pursue their professional http://goals.The panelists work in nonprofit organizations and local and state government and possess a varied range of experience and professional background.
The event will begin with refreshments and time for networking. Then the panelists will speak about their careers and answer audience questions.
RSVP at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_77BliazKXkuNIdD by December 1, 2017.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusBabbidge Library, Class of '47 Room
Information session for potential students on the MPA, MPP and Fast-Track Programs. RSVP at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5cYjeeywpdREAXb by December 4, 2017.
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Downtown HartfordHTB, Exec.Conference Room, Room 216
DPP Information Session for potential students interested in the MPA Fellows and GPSR programs. Lunch https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5cYjeeywpdREAXbincluded. RSVP at