Month: March 2021

Upcoming Undergraduate Coursework with the DPP (Fall and Summer 2021)

Course registration for summer and fall 2021 is now underway. Below is a recap of upcoming offerings with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Summer 2021 PP 1001 Introduction to Public Policy (Instructor: Simonsen) Public policy history and institutions, government administration and systems, policy analysis, contemporary policy issues, polling and influences on policy making. CA […]

MPP Student Believes Effective Policy Can Fix Global Problems

Alex Wang decided to apply to UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) because of the support network at the DPP. He cites opportunities for professional development events, graduate certificate options, funding and the DPP’s Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) Program behind his decision to apply. To Alex, “… the structure of the DPP curriculum provides […]

UConn Gives: Department of Public Policy Student Hardship Fund

In preparation for UConn Gives 2021, we thought we would answer a few questions about UConn’s fundraising initiative. What is UConn Gives? UConn Gives is a university-wide online fundraising initiative to support UConn. It is an opportunity for UConn Nation to come together for 36 hours and transform the university, with every gift making an […]

Focus Area Friday: State & Local Government Management

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 the help of their […]

Public Policy Courses Prepared Fast-Track Student for Internship at Connecticut General Assembly

Shaun Simoneau is an undergraduate senior in the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Fast-Track program. In conjunction with taking public policy courses this semester he is also a legislative intern at the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) working with Representative Anthony Nolan of New London. Shaun’s day usually consists of informing Representative Nolan on events in […]