College of Education and Public Policy

Department of Public Policy



Welcome!

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

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

Fall 2015 classes begin August 24, 2015

Community Achievement Award

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Congratulations to Geoff Paddock, Executive Director of Headwaters Park Flood Control Project and a member of Fort Wayne City Council, on being named the 2015 Community Achievement Award recipient.  This award was presented to Mr. Paddock at the Department of Public Policy Graduation Award reception on April 20, 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.