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Becoming Batten

Welcome to Batten
February 8, 2021

Read some of the stories from our current students on where they were when they found out they were admitted to the Batten School!

What Should I Take?

Are you interested in exploring a degree program at the Batten School and unsure what to take next? Read this blog on J-term and Spring course offerings at the Batten School and some suggested next steps!

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November 2, 2020

Are you drawn to a career advocating for and empowering others, becoming an agent for change, or solving big societal and policy challenges? Check out clips from this panel which introduces you to various careers in public service.

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October 27, 2020

Follow these five helpful things you can do now to make the most of your appointment at our upcoming workshop!

Batten Career Services Overview
October 19, 2020

Interested in learning more about where Master of Public Policy students go after Batten? Batten's Career Services team explain the resources available to Batten MPP students, internship locations, and first destinations of graduates.

Student speaking to a mentor
October 12, 2020

Follow these tips and we guarantee you have laid the groundwork for a strong recommendation!

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October 1, 2020

Applications are live today, so check out this clip from last week’s session from Director of Undergraduate Admissions Anne Carter Mulligan about what to expect.

Funding the Batten MPP
October 4, 2020

What types of funding are available to MPP students? Hear from Jeff Chidester, Executive Director of External Affairs, as he discusses different funding options available to MPP students at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, including fellowships, graduate teaching assistantships, and part-time employment.

Slide from Batten Information Session
September 29, 2020

Are you undecided about your academic path?  Looking for a program that will help you solve today’s toughest social and policy challenges? Watch a recording of our first information session of the fall for answers to these questions.

Batten MPP Curriculum Overview
September 24, 2020

Our two-year, full-time Master of Public Policy program offers more than the typical policy research and data analysis education found at other public policy schools. Hear from our Academic Affairs team on the specifics of the MPP curriculum.

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September 22, 2020

Learn more about the Minor Class of 2022 and last year's admissions statistics.

MPP Student Life Panel
September 18, 2020

Interested in learning more about the Master of Public Policy program from the perspective of current students? In this webinar, second-year MPP students share their experiences at Batten and in the larger Charlottesville community.