The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) has offered training in rigorous, professional programs for over 50 years. We are a national leader in community and regional planning, public policy and administration, and nonprofit management. Our graduates work around the world for national, state, and local governments; for nonprofit organizations; and in the private sector. Our hands-on approach to education gives PPPM students an opportunity to start making a difference in the community before they even graduate.
The Student Experience
The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is located in historic Hendricks Hall in the center of the University of Oregon campus in Eugene. PPPM is a strong and active community where faculty and students engage with professionals and the community to research, learn, and take on important leadership roles.
PPPM Ranked in Two Program Areas
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2023 rankings. We’re proud to announce that in two areas—public affairs and nonprofit management—the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management is ranked among the Best Public Affairs Schools!
After working with entrepreneurs in rural Nepal, Agraj Dangal, MPA, NMN ’19, wanted to learn more about how nonprofits could better support small businesses. He found the Nonprofit Management program with its focus in social enterprise and enrolled. At PPPM, he discovered that local government could play a key role, too, and began the Master of Public Administration program concurrently.
Now an operations officer at CEDS Finance in Denver, Dangal works to provide financial and technical assistance to clients who have barriers to access— often immigrants and refugees.
Sadie Mae Palmatier
Sadie Mae Palmatier is currently working towards a master's degree in Community and Regional Planning.
She is the 2021-2022 National Institute for Transportation and Community's Outstanding Student of the Year. She was selected to present her research at the highly prestigious Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, DC. She currently serves as the project manager for the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement.
She is currently working to find solutions for lowering the housing costs through transportation policy.
PPPM Equity Initiative
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