Make the World a Better Place

In the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM), you'll explore ways that governments, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions address some of the most important problems facing society. Oregon and the Pacific Northwest have an international reputation for innovation in planning and public policy, providing an ideal setting in which to learn and work. PPPM builds off this region’s international reputation for livability, urban planning, and innovative policy as we strive to make the world a better place.


Our faculty expertise spans a range of areas. Our flexible programs allow you to develop an area of specialty using courses from across the university. As a result, you can focus your studies in a range of different areas including:

  • Community Development
  • Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Public Management
  • Land Use and Built Environment
  • Food Studies
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Arts Management
  • Economic Development
  • International Development
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Ecological Design

Sense of Community

Planning, Public Policy and Management is a strong and active community, where you can easily engage with faculty, professionals, and government officials, and take on leadership roles that allow you to have an impact on the department and the community. Our community provides you with a network of colleagues you will continue to interact with throughout your education and beyond.

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The Student Experience

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Our degree programs offer flexibility depending on your background and career goals. Our concentrations draw on coursework from departments across the UO, opening up options of uniquely tailored programs. The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management also offers a wide range of dual degrees within the school and with programs in Law, Business, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Geography, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, and many others.


Learn More

We encourage you to visit us to learn more about our programs and meet current faculty and students. You can attend one of our scheduled open houses, or at other times that match your travel schedule.


News


Upcoming Events

Meet Ben Haley (MPA '18), Senior Internal Auditor, Oregon Department of Transportation
Feb18
Meet Ben Haley (MPA '18), Senior Internal...Feb 18
10:00 a.m.
Hendricks Hearth
Your Order Has Shipped: Exploring the Impacts of E-Commerce on Cities
Feb19
Your Order Has Shipped: Exploring the Impacts of...Feb 19
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club
Applying to Local Government: A PPPM Workshop Featuring Representatives from the City of Eugene and City of Amity
Feb24
Applying to Local Government: A PPPM Workshop...Feb 24
3:30 p.m.
Hendricks Hearth
2020 PPPM Professional Development Fair
Feb26
2020 PPPM Professional Development FairFeb 26
1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Women in Peace Corps
Mar3
Women in Peace CorpsMar 3
4:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info Session
Mar4
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info SessionMar 4
12:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info Session (Virtual)
Mar4
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info Session (Virtual)Mar 4
2:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar
"On Rising Together: Creative and Collective Responses to the Climate Crisis"
Mar5
"On Rising Together: Creative and Collective...Mar 5
7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Mar16
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesMar 16
9:00 a.m.
Straub Hall
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info Session
Apr8
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info SessionApr 8
12:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info Session (Virtual)
Apr8
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info Session (Virtual)Apr 8
2:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall
RARE AmeriCorps Member Application Deadline
Apr24
RARE AmeriCorps Member Application DeadlineApr 24

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