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  • 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 […]
    Posted on April 9, 2021
  • 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. […]
    Posted on April 7, 2021
  • 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 […]
    Posted on April 6, 2021
  • 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. […]
    Posted on April 3, 2021
  • Focus Area Friday: Public Financial Management
    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 […]
    Posted on April 2, 2021
  • 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
    Posted on April 1, 2021
  • MPA Alum Starts as Town Manager of Winchester, Connecticut Tomorrow
    Department of Public Policy (DPP) alum Joshua Kelly (MPA ’19) officially starts as the Town Manager of Winchester, Connecticut tomorrow! Before he starts this new chapter we decided to catch up with Josh and ask him a few questions about public service and how his MPA helped him get to his newest role. Where did […]
    Posted on March 31, 2021
  • DPP Ranked 2nd in New England for Public Affairs Programs
    UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) is proud to announce that the U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Department’s public finance and budgeting offerings once again in the Top 10 in the nation. The DPP’s public affairs program was ranked 45th nationally and 2nd in New England. The top three in New England included […]
    Posted on March 30, 2021