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College of Education and Public Policy

Department of Public Policy


Welcome to the Department of Public Policy. If you are interested in public service, then call or email Leslie Clark, Public Policy advisor. She will be able to help you decide which major to select to match your career goals.

Graduate Programs

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You can earn a master's or certificate in public management.

Undergraduate Programs

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Learn about the five different options in the public policy program.

Interested in Internships?

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Explore and sign up for an internship.

Save the Date

Summer and Fall 2015 registration is underway.  Public Policy undergraduate majors should call 260-481-6351 to schedule an advising appointment with Ms. Clark.

The Department of Public Policy Graduation Awards Reception will be held April 20, 2015, from 12-1 p.m. in WU 222.  Public Policy 2014-2015 graduates and students should RSVP to davicht@ipfw.edu no later than April 13.

Alumni Feature

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Karen Goldner received her M.P.A. in Public Management in 1989.  She was formerly a member of the Fort Wayne City Council and is currently an Economic Development Consultant and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Elevate Ventures.

Student Success Story

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Kody Tinnel earned a B.S.P.A. in Public Management in 2012 and will graduate with an M.P.A. in May 2015. He has served in numerous roles at IPFW, including his current position as Assistant Director of Admissions. Previously he worked at Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI), a regional social service agency. Kody recently began an appointment to the Metropolitan Human Relations Commission. He believes his education from the Department of Public Policy has given him the knowledge and skills necessary to be a valuable member of the greater community.