Month: October 2020

Recapping “Bouncing Forward from the Pandemic: Moving CT Ahead” with UConn DPP

During the month of October, stakeholders across Connecticut came together for a two-part virtual panel entitled “Bouncing Forward from the Pandemic – Moving CT Ahead”.  Panelists discussed the opportunities that COVID-19 has provided when it comes to public service delivery and addressing economic and social justice issues. The event was co-hosted by UConn’s Department of […]

DPP Fast-Track Student Hopes to Utilize a MPP and JD to Make the World Better

Hi I’m Danielle Cross! I am an undergraduate Political Science and Psychological Sciences double major. I joined the Department of Public Policy (DPP) Fast-Track program after interning at the Connecticut General Assembly in Spring 2020. While my aim is to attend law school, the internship exposed me to the world of policy research and policy analysis. […]

Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline with GVP-RIG

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, UConn’s InCHIP Gun Violence Prevention Research Interest Group (GVP-RIG) organized a panel on S. 4360: Counseling Not Criminalization Act. The panel entitled “Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline” featured a variety of speakers who gathered virtually in front of over three hundred participants. Below […]

Why Political Science and the Department of Public Policy (DPP)?

Political Science students are able to seek a wide variety of careers in the public, nonprofit and private sectors with a degree from the Department of Public Policy. Roughly 40% of our grads leave Connecticut each year, relocating to cities including Boston, Minneapolis, New York City, San Antonio and Washington D.C. Master of Public Administration […]

Why Economics and a Master of Public Policy?

Build on your undergraduate degree in Economics and obtain the advanced skill sets needed to assess, evaluate, and recommend policy alternatives. Our students learn to judge policies and programs, plan and evaluate alternatives, and implement changes. They look at the role of economic and political factors in decision-making and policy formation. Utilizing statistical methods, students […]

Departments of Public Policy and Communication Launch a Media and Communication Campaigns Track

UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) and Department of Communication (COMM) recently launched a joint venture that allows Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) students the opportunity to tailor their degree towards an interest in Media and Communication Campaigns. Through Communication coursework MASR students can tailor their degree with the following coursework: COMM 5003 […]