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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 affairs or 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

The Spring 2015 schedule is available.  Public Policy undergraduate majors should call 260-481-6351 to schedule an advising appointment with Ms. Clark.

Registration for Spring 2015 begins on October 20.

Alumni Feature

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Nancy Louraine received an A.S. degree in 1973, a B.S. degree in 1984, and an M.P.A. in Health Systems Administration in 1989. She is currently CEO of Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, a position she has held for 19 of her 24 years with Turnstone. She plans to retire in January 2015.

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.