Welcome to the Carsey School of Public Policy, where students share a passion for public service, fulfilling the promise of democratic governance, and addressing the challenges they see in their communities and the world.
The Carsey School is nationally recognized for policy education, research, and bringing people together for thoughtful dialogue to address important societal challenges. To its core, the Carsey School is about making positive change. Our students gain the skills to start and build impactful careers, learning from both leading scholars and leading practitioners in policy, community development, and public management. Our faculty and staff engage communities, advise policymakers, and convene public discussions.
There has never been a time when it has been more important to seek the truth, find real solutions, build the policy and political problem-solving skills of tomorrow’s leaders, and bring people together for respectful dialogue to get to answers. This is what we do at the Carsey School.
Carsey’s Graduate Programs
The Carsey School of Public Policy's mission is offering an education that prepares our graduates to succeed because they’ve gained what today’s leading professionals need—the knowledge required for interdisciplinary problem-solving, insightful analysis, effective advocacy, strong leadership skills, compelling communications, and winning strategies that lead to public policy change and stronger communities.
There’s little that is typical about a Carsey education. Our programs offer a special mix of academic rigor and real-life expertise to prepare students for a career with impact. Carsey’s degrees bring passionate students together with teachers at the top of their professions. We pride ourselves on a faculty that combines leading policy, development, and management professionals with academic scholars to bring the best hands-on experience and scholarly expertise to the classroom.
Carsey’s alumni are succeeding with careers in:
- Advocacy Organizations
- Communications/Public Affairs
- Community Finance
- Community Organizer
- Government Affairs
- Government Agency Management
- Legislative Staff
- Nongovernmental Organizations
- Nonprofit Management
- Policy Advocate
- Policy/Research Analyst
- Program Administrator
- Project Manager