DPP is home to the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program (MPA), the Master of Public Policy (MPP), the online Graduate Program in Survey Research (GPSR), the minor in Public Policy, and four graduate certificate programs in Nonprofit Management, Public Financial Management, Leadership and Public Management, and Survey Research. The Department offers additional focus areas in Social Policy, Urban Planning, State and Local Government Management, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The Department of Public Policy is located on the University of Connecticut’s Hartford Campus in Hartford, Connecticut. The University of Connecticut is a premier research institution – designated as a Research University/Very High research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. The Department of Public Policy has 16 core faculty members and over 1,200 alumni. The Department’s programs are ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as 38th among public programs and 9th among public finance and budgeting programs.