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The School of Public Policy prepares students to become leaders in the fields of public policy, public management, nonprofit management, and survey research. Our students work closely with professors who are dedicated to teaching excellence and groundbreaking research. They're also placed in paid internships in top state agencies, city governments, and nonprofit organizations that impact the state and the nation.

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By the Numbers

8th
National ranking of public finance and budget programs, U.S. News & World Report

39th
National ranking of public affairs programs, U.S. News & World Report

97%
Alumni employed within six months of graduation

100%
Full-time graduate students placed in paid internships

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  • GAPPS-ICMA 22-23 Vice President: Mary Greenwell
    The Graduate Association of Public Policy (GAPPS-ICMA) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is the primary organization for the UConn School of Public Policy (SPP). Its goal is to serve as a social and intellectual forum for students pursuing a degree or certificate in the School. GAPPS-ICMA is committed to public service, professional development, and having […]
    Posted on August 13, 2022
  • GAPPS-ICMA 22-23 President: Jack O’Connor
    The Graduate Association of Public Policy (GAPPS-ICMA) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is the primary organization for the UConn School of Public Policy (SPP). Its goal is to serve as a social and intellectual forum for students pursuing a degree or certificate in the School. GAPPS-ICMA is committed to public service, professional development, and having […]
    Posted on August 6, 2022
  • SPP Student Combines MPA and STEM Skillsets To Impact Healthcare 
    UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Ghammam Mansoor found a passion for public service while growing up in the City of New Haven, Connecticut. He explains, I walked into college aware of how socio-economic disparities can drastically influence some communities’ access to things like housing conditions, education and healthcare. […]
    Posted on August 5, 2022

Upcoming Events

  1. Aug 17 UConn Public Policy IPP/SI Orientation for Students11:00am
  2. Aug 17 UConn Public Policy IPP/SI Orientation for Supervisors12:30pm
  3. Aug 25 School of Public Policy New MPA and MPP Student Orientation12:00pm
  4. Aug 25 School of Public Policy New MPA Fellows Orientation3:00pm
  5. Aug 26 BUILD Hartford Application Deadline11:58pm
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