Mission of the Public Policy Program


The mission of the Public Policy Program of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is to further and strengthen innovation, rigor, and justice in the field of public policy through teaching, research, and service. Specifically, we:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate students to be engaged change-makers through high-quality instruction and mentorship;
  • Conduct and disseminate high-quality interdisciplinary research that addresses  society’s  most  pressing problems;
  • Serve communities at the local, state, national, and global levels through research, informed practice, and leadership in order to build a more equitable and sustainable world;
  • Foster an environment in which research, teaching, and service come together in the pursuit of equitable and inclusive solutions to public problems.