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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

Thank you for supporting us during UConn Gives 2024!

April 17 and 18

Your amazing support helped SPP students by investing in future public sector and nonprofit leaders, and 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 affairs programs, U.S. News & World Report

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  • US Army War College’s “Eisenhower Series” Visits UConn
    Earlier this month members of the US Army War College visited UConn in both Hartford and Storrs. From April 4th through 6th they engaged the School of Public Policy (SPP) community through the “Eisenhower Series,” which brought Seniors Officers from the US Army Reserve, National Guard and Space Force. These community conversations were conducted with […]
    Posted on April 19, 2024
  • 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

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