The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) has been offering training in rigorous, professional programs for more than 30 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.

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.

Hendricks Hall in summer
student presents work to Gerardo Sandoval
Agraj Dangal at Crater Lake
PPPM Ranked in Two Program Areas

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2022 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!

Agraj Dangal speaking at commencement

Alumni Spotlight: Agraj Dangal 

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.

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Hendricks Hall drawing
Map Your Future

Explore the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management in the College of Design to discover what makes our places, people, and programs so special.



Imagining Futures Lecture: Christina Rosan
Imagining Futures Lecture: Christina Rosan Oct 27 Oregon Humanities Center