Policy, Planning, and Management


Portrait of USM student Izaak Onos

USM student ignites rail and trail policy conversation that leads to Maine law

An idea that began as a student paper for a University of Southern Maine class — examining the reuse of a discontinued railroad corridor for bicyclists and pedestrians — has evolved and grown to become Maine law.
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MPPM Students Develop Plan Encouraging Spatial Justice

Students in PPM 613 PPM Workshop class in Fall 2020 semester worked with Portland Society of Architects to develop an equitable vision of the city.

Graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management Available Online

The Muskie School’s Policy, Planning, and Management program will now offer the Certificate of Graduate Study in Public and Nonprofit Management online starting spring 2021.

Muskie Alum Named Portland’s New Public Health Director

Muskie Alum Named Portland’s New Public Health Director
2018 student interns and managers

PPM 534: Managing Cities, Towns and Counties, Summer 2020

PPM 534: Managing Cities,Towns and Counties will be offered in summer 2020. Registration begins on March 2!

Reduced Tuition for Out-of-State Muskie MPH and MPPM Students

Reduced tuition for out of state MPPM students beginning summer 2020.

Muskie Students Serve as Consultants for Local Community Organization

Fall semester witnessed the beginning of a new collaboration between USM’s Muskie School of Public Policy and Friends of Woodfords Corner.

Voting integrity

I'm Carolyn Ball and I'm here with Angela Holmes, PPM student and City Clerk at Westbrook Maine. I want to first start out with the actual day of elections. How do we ensure the integrity of elections on election day?
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Internships Lead to Jobs

Internships Lead to Jobs
Casey Oakes, MPPM 2019

Congratulations to all our PPM grads

Congratulations to all our PPM grads, May 2019