Master of

Public Policy

Preparing High Caliber Public Policy Analysts

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 43 credit MPP program can typically be completed in two years of full-time study. 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.

The MPP is appropriate 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. The MPP program will provide you with high quality instruction in quantitative methods, policy analysis, policy development, and program evaluation. 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.

Alumni Profile

Michael IzadiMichael Izadi

Budget Analyst,
Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

The MPP program opened doors to numerous professional opportunities and equipped me with skills that would be essential when pursuing those opportunities. I rely on skills from the MPP program every day in my career.

Our MPP faculty are experts in policy analysis and program evaluation research and bring that expertise into the classroom through cases, examples, and projects. Examples of faculty research and practice areas include:

  • Education policy
  • State and local fiscal policy
  • Social policy
  • Family policy
  • Diversity policy
  • Demand for public services

Vision, Mission and Values


The mission of UConn’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is to provide public service leaders with the analytic, contextual, communication, and ethical skills necessary to lead, manage, and conduct policy analysis and evaluation. Our program emphasizes rigorous analytic methods for assessing alternative policies and evaluating program effectiveness in an increasingly complex and constrained policy environment. Our graduates have the outlook and training necessary to address important public problems in order to make our society better.

We Value Diversity

We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that the success of our students requires that they respect and understand the diversity of communities and cultures that surround them.

The MPA program is committed to providing a climate of education that promotes the diversity of perspectives and experience in public policy development and practice. We seek to achieve this goal through the presence of diverse people, participation of historically excluded groups, and a welcoming and inclusive climate, emphasizing equity, shared power, and responsibility.

For additional information, please visit:
Diversity at UConn: An Inclusive Community 
Office of Institutional Equity