UNI Continuing & Distance Education to offer Master's in Public Policy

Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Christopher Larimer, associate professor, UNI Department of Political Science,


Jacie Dahlstrom, communications specialist, UNI Continuing and Distance Education,


Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Political Science, via Continuing and Distance Education, will offer a master's degree in public policy beginning fall 2015. The program is designed for those interested in furthering their education about public policy and the tools needed to assume effective and meaningful positions with public or nonprofit organizations that serve the community.

"This program is ideally constructed for the working professional, with online course offerings and a curriculum designed to enhance skills relating to budgeting, management and program evaluation," said Program Coordinator Christopher Larimer.

The two-year program uses a cohort model in which a group of students moves through the course sequence together. Courses are offered via interactive video conferencing, including Adobe Connect, and online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning environment. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit

For information about additional offerings available through Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Northern Iowa, visit or call 319-273-5970 or 800-648-3864.