Public PolicyAddress important public problems in order to make our society better
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree is right for you if you seek an analytical career that requires you to be able to judge policies and programs, plan and evaluate alternatives, and implement changes.
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The MPP program provides top caliber instruction in policy analysis and program evaluation. Our focus is on providing you with the rigorous analytic and quantitative skills you need to assess policies and to evaluate programs.
The program is centered on analysis of real-world problems and the policies and programs that address them. A hallmark of our program is its focus on combining theory and practice so that you can thrive in a professional workplace. MPP students are prepared to pursue a wide variety of careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors and work in positions such as policy analysts, research associates, program analysts and finance/budget analysts.
The 43 credit MPP program can typically be completed in two years of full-time study. The MPP program will provide you with high quality instruction in quantitative methods, policy analysis, policy development, and program evaluation. Learn more about MPP.
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 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.