Matthew Garlipp
B.A. '13 - Enabling organizational accountability via performance metrics, evaluation, and strategic planning
 
 
Allison Becker
B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
 
 
Alex Greer
M.S. '12 and Ph.D. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
 
 
Andrew Haines
MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed official.
 
 
Angela Gladwell
M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
 
 
Elizabeth Burland
M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
 
 
Chunjing Liu
M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
 
 
Cimone Philpotts
MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
 
 
Savannah Edwards
MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
 
 
Scott Murphy Eisenhart
MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
 
 
Taylor Hawk
MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
 
 
Gwen Angalet
Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
 
 
Hira Rashid
M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
 
 
Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.
 
 
Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
 
 
James B. Goetschius
Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
 
 
Jenna Ahner
B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
 
 
Jissell Martinez
MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
 
 
John Carney
MPA '86 – Governor of the State of Delaware
 
 
Kelsey Edmond
M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
 
 
Kirsten Jones
M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
 
 
Laura Keeley
Laura Keeley found success working as an Architectural Historian after graduating from the Public Planning and
 
 
Lindsey Interlante
MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
 
 
Mark D Stevens
MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
 
 
Megan Wakelee
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
 
 
Meredith Rubin
B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
 
 
Merritt Burke IV
MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
 
 
Evan Miller
MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.
 
 
Natasha R. Nau
MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
 
 
Emma Odren
MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to research analyst, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.
 
 
Paige Gugerty
B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections between healthcare providers and resources.
 
 
Paul Ruiz
B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's dependence on oil.
 
 
Ryan Burke
Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
 
 
Scott Beale
MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
 
 
Serita Porter
M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Stephanie Ottino
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
 
 
Fratern Masika Tarimo
MPA '09 - Supports nonprofit efforts to help communities in many African countries.
 
 
Thomas Martin
Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
 
 
Elizabeth Lockman
M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
 
 
Tom DeWire
MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
 
 
Vitaly Lee
MPA '97 - energy industry project development, regulatory and asset management
 
 
Yuliya Brel
M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Zack Adinoff
M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
 
 
Alexandra Tarantino
Alexandra Tarantino is a University of Delaware Alumni who graduated from the Historic Preservation Master's p
 
 
Jeremy Rothwell
M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
 
 
Courtney Mogavero
B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
 
 
Janet Sheridan
M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
 
 
Melanie Ross Levin
B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
 
 
Dená Brummer
MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
 
 
Eric Anthony Johnson
Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
 
 
David Rudder
Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
 
 
Erin Kennedy
MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
 
 
Tom Friedman
MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
 
 
Mike Morton
MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
 
 
Jonathan Kirch
MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
 
 
Albert Shields
MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
 
 
Kim Gomes
MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
 
 
Erika Farris
M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
 
 
Mike Fortner
MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
 
 
Emily Gonce
MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
 
 
Bill Clark
MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 
 
Barrett Edwards
MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
 
 
Benjamin Attia
MEEP'16 - Research and consulting on market trends in solar photvoltaics markets in Africa and the Middle East
 
 
Anastasia Kuzmina
MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
 
 
Wei-Ming Chen
Conducting renewable energy and electricity market researches
 
 
Michelle Kung
PHDUAPP'14 - Promoting innovation and technology through mentoring and investing technology startups
 
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42-Credit Policy Analysis Degree


Core Required Courses27 credits
Elective Courses  9 credits
Capstone Project  6 credits
Internship
  0 credits
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
42 credits


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Core Courses

6 credits of policy foundations:

UAPP701
Public Policy (3)
UAPP707
Public Policy Analysis (3)


18 credits of research methods and tools:

UAPP702
Research Methods in Urban and Public Policy (3)
UAPP691
Quantitative Analysis in Public and Nonprofit Sectors (3)
UAPP704
Advanced Quantitative Methods (3)
UAPP693
Economics in Public and Nonprofit Sectors (3)
UAPP709
Advanced Economics in Public and Nonprofit Sectors (3)
UAPP684
Performance Management and Program Evaluation (3)


3 credits from the following list (1 course):

UAPP663 
Decision Tools for Policy Analysis (3)
UAPP694
Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Sectors (3)
UAPP718
Survey Research Methods (3)
UAPP755
Evaluation Models and Approaches (3)
UAPP756
Advanced Seminar in Evaluation (3)
UAPP761
Conflict Resolution and Collaborative Problem Solving (3)
UAPP800
Research Methods and Data Analysis (3)
UAPP808
Qualitative Methods for Program Evaluation (3)
HLPR632
Health Science Data Analysis (3)
MSDY672
Benefit-Cost Analysis (3)
PHIL613
Research Ethics (0-3)

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Electives

Each MPP student should design a plan of study in consultation with their academic advisor, including 9 credits of electives built around the student's policy areas of interest. Below are some possible areas of interest, but this list is not exhaustive.


Urban Policy

UAPP605Metropolitan Planning and Governance (3)
UAPP606Local Economic Development: Policy and Practice (3)
UAPP608Poverty, Neighborhoods, and Community Development (3)
UAPP612Urban Housing Policy and Administration (3)
UAPP613Planning Theory and Urban Policy (3)
UAPP627World Heritage Sites (1)
UAPP639Community Development Theory, Concepts, and Practice (3)
UAPP703Urban Society and Public Policy (3)
UAPP706Plan Sustainable Communities and Regions (3)
EDUC659Urban Schools in Urban Landscapes (3)


Social Policy

UAPP640International Development Policy and Administration (3)
UAPP649Civil Rights Law and Policy (3)
UAPP703Urban Society and Public Policy (3)
UAPP823Social and Urban Policy (3)
EDUC659Urban Schools in Urban Landscapes (3)
EDUC811Topics in Education Policy (3)
EDUC839Education Policy and Governance (3)
GEOG630Food Geographies and Food Justice (3)
SOCI837Criminology and Systems of Criminal Justice (3)


Emergency Management

DISA650Introduction to Disaster Science and Management (3)
DISA651International Comparative Analysis of Disasters (3)
DISA670Issues in Disaster Response (3)
DISA690Natural Hazards (3)
CIEG641Risk Analysis (3)
SOCI667Disasters and Society (3)
SOCI671Disasters, Vulnerability, and Development (3)


Health Policy

UAPP653Politics and Healthcare (3)
UAPP657Health Policy (3)


For Any Area of Interest

UAPP715Media, Citizenship and Public Policy (3)
UAPP687State Government Policy and Management (3)
UAPP668Government Budgets and Fiscal Federalism (3)
UAPP730Topics in Public Policy (3)
UAPP666Special Problem (1-3) - maximum of 3 credits applied to degree
UAPP661Comparative Public Administration and Policy (1)
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Capstone Project

Students complete the capstone experience in their final spring semester of the program.

UAPP714
Policy Studio (6)
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Internship

Students complete a non-credit internship, ideally during the summer between the 2 years of the program. This requirement can be waived for part-time or mid-career students.

UNIV554
Graduate Internship Semester (0)

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