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SUPPorting public policy through applied research and civic engagement


We offer access to a wide range of cutting-edge policy and research programs that support public affairs education and social advocacy. Connect with our Centers to gain valuable knowledge of a wide range of policy topics as well as the practical experience that can be applied to both research projects and career endeavors.


Learn more about the in-house survey center specializing in research for public opinion polling

Explore research on the role of government policy in a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse society

Learn more about the role of nonprofit organizations within the context of society, politics, and the economy

Discover the intricacies of demographic studies related to family dynamics, migration, race and ethnicity, and other topics.

Examine practices that can improve our educational system and promote student success

Find out how to engage in research projects using confidential U.S. Census Bureau data

Explore comparative policy issues and how to submit articles to the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA)