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Institute for Public Policy Studies Joins the Josef Korbel School

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The University of Denver's Institute for Public Policy Studies (IPPS), formerly housed in the School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, officially joins the Josef Korbel School of International Studies effective July 1, 2016. The move leverages the complementary nature of IPPS and Josef Korbel School programs and marks the successful completion of a year-long planning process.

"We warmly welcome our public policy colleagues to the Korbel School," said Dean Christopher R. Hill. "This integration will better enable key synergies between our two organizations. We look forward to exciting opportunities to grow and deepen both IPPS and Korbel School programs." 

Starting with the 2016-17 academic year, the Korbel School now offers students the Master of Public Policy and the Undergraduate Program in Public Policy (major and minor) along with its graduate and undergraduate degrees in international studies. The institute is co-directed by former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm and Richard A. Caldwell. Richard Caldwell also serves as the degree director.

The rigorous coursework of the Master of Public Policy degree, offered at DU since 1981, prepares students to face tomorrow's public policy challenges with the tools essential for sound judgment, articulation and innovative analysis skills.

Graduate students seeking more information may contact the Korbel School's Office of Graduate Admissions at Undergraduates interested in the public policy program may contact the institute at

Public policy is a highly disciplined, evidence-based approach to the analysis and solution of contemporary issues, such as fiscal policy and government spending, entitlement reform, health care, national security, regulation, criminal justice, education and immigration. Learn more about the Institute for Public Policy Studies.