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Study in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM), and you’ll discover how governments, nonprofit organizations, and private-sector firms address some of the most important problems facing society today.

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Engaged Faculty

Our faculty members are working at the leading edge of their disciplines to address ecological and social challenges and solve real-world problems.

Sandoval MLK Award

"In my research I focus on understanding how marginalized immigrants are able to improve their neighborhoods...I try to understand and explain how these communities rely on their social, financial, political, and cultural forms of capital to increase their agency to help these neighborhoods thrive."

  —Gerardo Sandoval, Associate Professor

Our Faculty



Tap into Our Robust Services for Students

Our students have access to a wide array of services within the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management and throughout the university.


What Graduates Are Saying

2013 PPPM grads

"The master's in nonprofit management program strikes a great balance between theory and practice. It is academically rigorous while providing plenty of opportunities to work on tangible projects for nonprofits throughout the community."

—Michael Knackstedt, MNM, ’13

Explore Opportunities for Undergraduate Nonmajors

Try out some courses open to all UO students to help you decide whether a major in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management is right for you.

Enrich Your Academic Experience

Several of our programs help communities solve today's problems while laying groundwork for a sustainable, livable future—all while helping students prepare for the workforce through authentic, experiential learning opportunities.