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.
- Dr. Hyman’s Article Highlighted by AEAPosted on November 14, 2017
- Dr. Raissian Discusses Effects of Minimum Wage on Child MaltreatmentPosted on October 2, 2017
- Meet Mohamad Alkadry, Head of Public PolicyPosted on September 26, 2017
- Dr. Shaun Dougherty on UConn TodayPosted on September 19, 2017
- Thirty-Nine MPA and MPP Interns Making an Impact in ConnecticutPosted on September 19, 2017
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