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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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Our alumni go on to succeed as leaders in public, nonprofit, and corporate organizations across the world.
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  • April Events 2023
    Join 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
  • Teaching Tuesday with Elizabeth Burland
    Welcome 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

Upcoming Events

  1. Oct 4 Clean Energy Engagement Fair 3:00pm
  2. Oct 6 Don’t Get FED Up: Pursuing Federal Career Opportunities 12:00pm
  3. Oct 9 SPP Academic Advising Session 2:30pm
  4. Oct 13 SPP Alumni Career Panel – “Taking Public Service Skills to the Private Sector” 12:00pm
  5. Oct 27 Promoting Your Mission: Effective Advocacy & Lobbying for Nonprofits and Government Agencies 9:00am
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