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Welcome to the UTB Government Department's home page! Our department offers Bachelor of Arts programs in Government and Public Service, as well as a professional graduate program in Public Policy and Management. Our Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) program is a member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Our undergraduate courses are designed to help students contribute to leadership internationally, nationally and locally by providing them the means to obtain knowledge for meaningful careers in the public and nonprofit sectors. Graduates from our programs serve their communities in critical areas such as city management, the law, managers in federal and state government, hospital management, and leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations. An area that we will be covering with special emphasis in the next following years is border studies, focusing particularly in the topics of U.S.-Mexico border policy, security and immigration.

UTB Government Department faculty hold doctoral degrees from top academic institutions such as the New School for Social Research, the University of British Columbia, Portland State University, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Oklahoma. They have published numerous scholarly articles from the top journals in Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, Political Science and Management. The best and most knowledgeable professors have strong research skills that they share with their students and the UTB Government Department faculty members are some of the most actively engaged scholars on campus.

Please take the time to view our excellent undergraduate and graduate programs. You may want to discuss your course of study with faculty members by calling them directly, contacting them by e-mail, or by visiting them in their offices. Programs of study for the undergraduate degrees in Government and Public Service, course descriptions, and a list of our projected class offerings are available on the website. Graduate students may similarly contact the MPPM Advisor to start your program of study if you are interested in a career in Public Policy and Management.

Congratulations on finding your way to the Government Department! We look forward to having you as a part of our programs.

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Ph.D.
Chair of the Government Department

  • Department Chair Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera
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