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Hobby School of Public Affairs

Welcome to the Hobby School of Public Affairs

Interdisciplinary expertise and community visibility constitute the foundation of the Hobby School of Public Affairs. The Hobby School of Public Affairs offers a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree as well as a joint MPP/MSW (Master of Social Work). The Hobby School’s research component is found within the Center for Public Policy, including programs and initiatives such as the Survey Research Institute, the Concept Visualization Lab, the EITM Summer Institute, and the Civitas Project. Public service and community engagement are also a vital component of the Hobby School as evidenced 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.


Featured Events

Opioid and substance abuse

Opioid and Substance Abuse Symposium

April 18

Coming soon!

Bill Sarpalius Book Event

Bill Sarpalius Book Event

April 24

Coming soon!


Cybersecurity Symposium

May 16-17

"Cyber Transform" is a two-day event that will look at how cybersecurity infiltrates and shapes businesses, the communities, politics, and the future.