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  • DPP Faculty Search – Environmental Policy and Sustainability
    The Department of Public Policy, along with other departments within the University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invite applications for four positions at the level of Assistant Professor and two appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level as part of a cluster hire in the Environment and Human Interactions. For more […]
    Posted on October 29, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on October 28, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on October 16, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on October 15, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on October 13, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on October 8, 2020
  • A Week In The Life of Professor Mark D. Robbins
    View from  a professor’s desk, week of September 21, 2020. With added notes by our Outreach Coordinator Lian. For many faculty fall is conference season. Early in the spring many of our regular conferences were cancelled or postponed, only to be resurrected later in various forms, in some cases cascading on top of each other […]
    Posted on September 23, 2020
  • Alumna Plays Crucial Outreach Role for DPP
    Lian Kish ’17 (CLAS), ’18 MPA is the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) outreach coordinator and is the first point of contact for students interested in our programs. Kish travels throughout the region speaking with prospective graduate students at various fairs, information sessions, and conferences. Thanks to her remarkable efforts, enrollment in the Department’s programs […]
    Posted on September 22, 2020