Month: January 2021

Focus Area Friday: Public Policy, Diversity, and Inclusion

A focus area allows students to develop additional expertise in a specific area. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program requires nine credits (three courses) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) requires twelve credits (four courses) to complete a focus area. Students can choose a focus area within the Department, develop their own with […]

Favorite Course Friday: PP 5374 Topics in Financial Management

Welcome to “Favorite Course Friday”! Throughout the semester we will be highlighting electives available next semester with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Interested in joining the DPP in the classroom next semester? Email for more information! This course is focused on familiarizing students with the core areas of local government financial management. Topics […]

MPA Student Is Interested in Policies Directly Impacting Social Service Agencies

Master of Public Administration (MPA) 2021 student Katarina Moroch is currently completing an Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) with the State of Connecticut’s Department of Children & Families (DCF) as a Quality Improvement Intern. She has been helping develop ChildStat, a management process system aimed at addressing racial disparities in the delivery of services. Through […]

DPP Highlights Student Impact with #WhyDPPWednesday Campaign

This fall the Department of Public Policy (DPP) launched a #WhyDPPWednesday campaign across all our social media platforms. #WhyDPPWednesday has become a way for students to share their experiences and their individual “why.” The DPP kicked off #WhyDPPWednesday in October with MPA Fellow Tai Anderson. Anderson was attracted to the program in order “… to […]