Author: Kish, Lian

DPP Fast-Track Student Hopes to Utilize a MPP and JD to Make the World Better

Hi I’m Danielle! I am an undergraduate Political Science and Psychological Sciences double major. I joined the Department of Public Policy (DPP) Fast-Track program after interning at the Connecticut General Assembly in Spring 2020. While my aim is to attend law school, the internship exposed me to the world of policy research and policy analysis. I […]

Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline with GVP-RIG

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, UConn’s InCHIP Gun Violence Prevention Research Interest Group (GVP-RIG) organized a panel on S. 4360: Counseling Not Criminalization Act. The panel entitled “Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline” featured a variety of speakers who gathered virtually in front of over three hundred participants. Below […]

Why Political Science and the Department of Public Policy (DPP)?

Political Science students are able to seek a wide variety of careers in the public, nonprofit and private sectors with a degree from the Department of Public Policy. Roughly 40% of our grads leave Connecticut each year, relocating to cities including Boston, Minneapolis, New York City, San Antonio and Washington D.C. Master of Public Administration […]

Why Economics and a Master of Public Policy?

Build on your undergraduate degree in Economics and obtain the advanced skill sets needed to assess, evaluate, and recommend policy alternatives. Our students learn to judge policies and programs, plan and evaluate alternatives, and implement changes. They look at the role of economic and political factors in decision-making and policy formation. Utilizing statistical methods, students […]

Departments of Public Policy and Communication Launch a Media and Communication Campaign Track

UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) and Department of Communication (COMM) recently launched a joint venture that allows Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) students the opportunity to tailor their degree towards an interest in Media and Communication Campaigns. Through Communication coursework MASR students can tailor their degree with the following coursework: COMM 5003 […]

Another Year Of 100% Internship Placement Rate with Dr. Dave Garvey

During this unprecedented time, UConn professors, staff and students have stepped up to limit the negative effects on the students’ matriculation and futures.  The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) biggest scare affected our internship program, both for 2019-2020 interns and for students planning to intern in 2020-2021. Dr. Dave Garvey is the Director of the […]

DPP Launches 3 New Focus Areas in Local & State Government, Diversity & Inclusion, and Urban Planning

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) recently launched three new focus areas to allow Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) students the opportunity to specialize, and to support, the public service labor force in Connecticut and beyond. These focus areas were launched as of Fall 2020. The three new focus […]