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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.

Commencement - May 13, 2015

Summer I 2015 - May 18-June 26, 2015

Summer II 2015 - June 29-August 7, 2015

Fall 2015 classes begin August 24, 2015

Alumni Feature

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Nelson Peters received his M.P.A. in Public Management in 1989. He is currently one of three Allen County Commissioners, who serves on the Allen County Board of Commissioners. The Board serves as both the executive and legislative branches of County government.

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.