Hobby School of Public Affairs - University of Houston
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Hobby School of Public Affairs

Welcome to the Hobby School of Public Affairs

Interdisciplinary expertise and public service constitute the foundation of the Hobby School of Public Affairs, which was established in 2016.


The Hobby School of Public Affairs offers a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree as well as joint degrees with Social Work, the Law Center, and the Department of Economics, accelerated 4+1 degrees with the Honors College and the Departments of Psychology and Philosophy, and graduate certificates in global energy, public policy, public policy and administration, data analytics, health care policy, and energy policy.


The Hobby School’s research component is found within the Center for Public Policy, the Survey Research Institute, the EITM Summer Institute, and The Ethics Center.


Public service and community engagement are also a vital component of the Hobby School as demonstrated through Hobby Fellows, Leland Fellows, the Civic Houston Internship Program, the nationally-accredited Certified Public Manager program, the Civic Engagement Boot Camp, and various public events such as conferences, luncheons and volunteer projects.


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