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

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

Alumni employed within six months of graduation

Full-time graduate students placed in paid internships

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  • Celebrating 50 Years of Impact
    This spring we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the School of Public Policy’s (SPP) flagship Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. The impact of the MPA program in preparing public and nonprofit leaders in the State of Connecticut is evidenced by the the impact and contributions of more than 1,000 graduates of the program. For over […]
    Posted on January 24, 2023
  • SPP & Economics Hiring for Outreach Assistant
    The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Department of Economics (ECON) are jointly seeking a full-time Outreach Assistant (Educational Program Assistant 2) to lead regional recruitment efforts for the School of Public Policy’s executive-track Master of Public Administration (MPA Fellows) and the Department of Economics M.S. in Quantitative Economics (MSQE). The Outreach Assistant proactively identifies […]
    Posted on January 23, 2023
  • MPA Alum Seeks to Fix “Pebbled Roads” Through Data Driven Decision Making
    Recently we caught up with UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Jayhon (Jay) Ghassem-Zadeh. A 2015 Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate, he notes, I recently started a new role at Capgemini Government Solutions where I focus on making meaningful, technological, impacts at the Department of Justice and broader federal law enforcement agencies. I […]
    Posted on January 22, 2023

Upcoming Events

  1. Feb 24 PSELC: Promoting Positive Labor-Mgmt Relations to Build a Resilient & High Performing Team9:00am
  2. Mar 10 PSELC: Key Elements to Building Successful Alliances and Cross-Sector Partnerships9:00am
  3. Mar 31 PSELC: Ethics and Accountability in the Public Sector9:00am
  4. Apr 28 PSELC: Prsuing the Digital Frontier: Data Management & Digital Gov. Functions9:00am
  5. May 19 PSELC: Leveraging the Power of Well-made Surveys9:00am
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