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MPA Alum Finds Success in Economic Development

Sadie Colcord has always felt a calling to public service. Her educational and professional experiences have been driven by an ambition to change people’s lives. She discovered a particular passion for facilitating change through economic development, and came to realize how pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) could open more doors for her. From […]

Commandant of the Coast Guard Sees MPA as Seminal

Happy National Military Appreciation Month! We are so thankful for the service and sacrifice of members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Space Force and National Guard as well as the contribution of their spouses. In celebration we decided to highlight Department of Public Policy (DPP) alum and the 2021 Distinguished Alumni […]

Members of the DPP Community Named to Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Power 50

Last week the Hartford Business Journal (HBJ) released its second annual Power 50 class, which brings together the Greater Hartford business community. The leaders selected come from a variety of backgrounds and industries. This year’s class showcases a few familiar members from the Department of Public Policy (DPP) network! UConn President Thomas Katsouleas was listed […]

DPP Alumni Council Calls for Nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Alumni Council is calling for nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award! Members of the DPP community are invited to nominate a stand-out colleague that is making an impact on their field. Award Criteria: Open to any graduate of the DPP’s Master of Public Administration (MPA), Public Policy (MPP), […]

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 […]