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Study Public Policy… and don’t wait to change your world

Students who are curious about why bad policies are perpetuated, how to fix them, at what level of government is there opportunity for positive change, and the role of non-profits in transforming democracy are an ideal fit. If you have students who are always talking about local politics, involved in any kind of civic engagement, and are seeking concrete opportunities to train themselves to be effective change leaders in their communities, please send them our way. 

Some of the highlights of our core program:

  • Values-driven public service training means that we encourage all our students to have a vision about what a high-functioning democracy should look like
  • Analytically grounded training gives you concrete skills to take directly into the workforce, and soft-skills and leadership development to help our students work in highly collaborative environments
  • Experiential learning opportunities in-class and through field placements at some of the top government agencies and non-profits in the city, state or nationally
  • Real opportunities, real careers to help transform our democracy!

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If you have any questions, or there is a departmental hold on a class you would like to take, email Sharon Hayes at