Jobs and Outcomes

UConn Department of Public Policy alumni go on to successful careers where they make a lasting impact in the communities they serve. Our graduates apply their skills in a wide variety of fields and industries and serve in governments and agencies at every level. They also return to campus to mentor and share their knowledge with current students.


View our Profiles of Alumni

Public Administration and Public Policy

Graduates of our Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs go on to careers in top organization such as:

American Bar Association

Access Health CT

Aetna, Inc.


Boston College

Capitol Region Council of Government

City of Hartford

City of San Diego

Committee on Capitol Markets Regulation

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Connecticut Airport Authority

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Connecticut Office of the Governor

Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Limited

Department of Veterans Affairs

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Institute for Informatics and Development

King County Housing Authority

Newington Public Schools

NYC Office of Management and Budget

Oak Hill

Our Piece of the Pie

State of Rhode Island Office of the Budget

Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research

West Hartford Police

Yale School of Medicine

Pie chart outlining entering fields of MPA and MPP 2015-2017 graduates: 43% nonprofit, 32% public, and 25% private.

Survey Research

The Survey Research program provides students with expertise in the practice of survey research, consumer research, study design, data collection, data analysis, and reporting. Your class learning partners are professionals from around the world.

Survey research graduates go on to careers in leading organizations such as:



American Express

Boston College

Campbell Soup Company

Citizens Trust Bank

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dartmouth College

Deloitte, LLP

CT Department of Housing

Duke University

Economic Mobility Pathways

Educational Testing Service Fidelity Investments



Harris Interactive

Hartford Healthcare

Johnson & Johnson

Mathematica Policy Research

Michigan State University

Mount Sinai Health Systems

National Science Foundation

PIMCO Global Investors

Procter & Gamble

Quinnipiac University


Strategic Opinion Research

The Hartford


U.S. Census Bureau


Pie chart outlining survey research alumni job fields: 31% market research, 19% corporate, 15%education; 9% corporate research, 15% government and nonprofit, 6% government policy research, and 5% healthcare.

Prepare for Career Success

The Department of Public Policy and the Center for Career Development offer current students the resources you need to build your résumés, sharpen your skill set, and make connections with UConn alumni through programs like:

  • Paid internships
  • Alumni mentoring programs
  • Leadership positions in student organizations
  • ...and more!

Visit our Career Development Page