• Batten MPP students outside of Garrett Hall

    Batten Community

    At Batten, you’ll join stellar faculty and driven students at one of the nation’s top “public ivy” universities. Whether you’re in the MPP program, an undergraduate in the accelerated MPP track or a pioneer in a dual degree program, you’ll graduate ready to lead from day one.
  • Batten School students visit Capitol Hill

    Real World Experience

    Batten School students do not only study public policy, they interact with the nation's policy makers and affect policy in their communities. Professor Gerry Warburg's MPP class visits with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill.
  • Associate Professor Christine Mahoney in the classroom

    Inspired Learning

    Our innovative approach to public policy has attracted some of the best scholar-practitioners in political science, psychology, law, history and economics. They’re driven by policy issues and eager to abandon academic silos. They’re published and accomplished, a combination of the sharpest minds at U.Va., as well as some of the best research institutions in the country.

Batten News

Imagine being sent to a foreign country where it takes you almost six months to make your first friend. Would you remember this trip as one of the most important, life-changing experiences in your life? For two incoming MPP students and returned Peace Corps volunteers it was an experience that has positively shaped who they are today.

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Our orientation programming offers students a wide variety of experiences that will provide a dynamic, challenging and meaningful introduction to the Batten School’s academic and co-curricular opportunities.

MPP Orientation

Thursday, August 20
8:30 a.m.               Continental Breakfast and Registration

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The University of Virginia will launch one of its largest interdisciplinary degree programs to date this month. The new entrepreneurship minor is open to all undergraduate students and represents a strategic collaboration between multiple schools.

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Handwritten signatures have been used for hundreds of years to symbolize a promise. Whether on a business deal, an I-owe-you, or a hand written letter, they demonstrate a personal commitment. Increasingly, however, electronic signatures have become more and more prevalent in our technological world.

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