Author: Kish, Lian

Focus Area Friday: Urban Planning

A focus area allows students to develop additional expertise in a specific area. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program requires nine credits (three courses) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) requires twelve credits (four courses) to complete a focus area. Students can choose a focus area within the Department, develop their own with the help of their […]

MPP Student Hopes to Generate A More Accessible Healthcare System

As an undergraduate history major on the pre-med track, Yasmeen Saeed has always been interested in healthcare and is hopeful about becoming a physician in the future. While in undergrad at Amherst College, Yasmeen was the President of an organization whose mission was to represent athletes of color in the predominantly white institution they attended. […]

Teaching Tuesday with Jennifer Dineen

Welcome to the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) fifth edition of Teaching Tuesday! Throughout this semester we will be featuring faculty on Tuesdays and teaching you a bit about their lives outside of the classroom. Each faculty featured will be asked a few questions and we will post their responses without a filter. We look forward […]

Intertwining Vaccinations and Policy with Members of the DPP Community

Connecticut’s kindergarteners have increasingly claimed non-medical exemptions from vaccines due to religion, philosophy and personal belief since 2012, with the exception of a small decline last year.  Legislators in Connecticut have now been tasked with reviewing a bill that would restrict unvaccinated children, due to religious or personal belief, from attending public or private school. […]

April Events 2021

April showers will bring… new graduates. We cannot wait to celebrate the class of 2021 next month, but for now we have more opportunities for professional development, learning about the DPP and community partnerships. Upcoming Events