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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.

UConn Gives. April 17-18, 2024

UConn Gives 2024: April 17 and 18

Your gifts can help us support SPP students through investing in future public sector and nonprofit leaders, and/or supporting UConn students who have experienced the incarceration of a loved one (IMRP's Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative Scholarship fund).

Learn more about our SPP UConn Gives campaigns.

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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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  • PAA Inducts Over Fifty New Members
    On March 22, 2024 the School of Public Policy (SPP) hosted their 2024 Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) Induction Ceremony at The Lyceum in Hartford, CT. After a brief reception, PAA President Paula Norato and faculty advisor Professor Renzo de la Riva Agüero welcomed the inductees and their support systems to the evening. Forty-Three of SPP’s graduate […]
    Posted on April 10, 2024
  • SPP Ranked 2nd for Public Affairs in New England
    UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP) is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has ranked our public finance and budgeting offerings as 9th in the country and 2nd in New England! Over 265 public affairs programs were included in this year’s rankings. The top three programs in our region continue to include […]
    Posted on April 9, 2024
  • Meet the SPP Staff
    The School of Public Policy (SPP) staff can be found year-round serving members of our Network. Recently our team expanded outside of our Hartford home at UConn Hartford to UConn Stamford. Learn more about our incredible team below! Catherine Guarino: Director of Student and Academic Affairs Education BA, Social Science, Providence College MPA, University of […]
    Posted on April 8, 2024

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