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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 affairs programs, U.S. News & World Report
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Full-time graduate students placed in paid internships
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- April Events 2023Join the School of Public Policy (SPP) this month for a variety of events! “Don’t Get Fed Up: Pursuing Federal Career Opportunities” From 12-1pm via Zoom More information has been sent to students via email.Posted on October 1, 2023
- To Comply or Not: How Public Leaders’ Gender and Communication Style Impact COVID-19 Public Rule Compliance IntentTo Comply or Not: How Public Leaders’ Gender and Communication Style Impact COVID-19 Public Rule Compliance Intent Professor Sebawit Bishu, University of Washington, Seattle Thursday, September 28, 2023, 2:00pm-3:30pm, HTB 208 Effective communication of policy directions to the public in times of crisis is essential. However, the effect of public leaders’ gender on intentions to […]Posted on September 26, 2023
- Teaching Tuesday with Elizabeth BurlandWelcome to our second edition of #TeachingTuesday for the 2023-2024 academic year. This week we catch up with School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Elizabeth Burland! Question 1: Why did you decide to become a professor? Becoming a professor allowed me to combine all of my professional goals – teaching, research, and policy change. I love […]Posted on September 26, 2023