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John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education

Prepare for a brighter future. For all.

The Education Needed to Champion Tomorrow’s Solutions.

You want more out of a career. You want more than professional success—you want to make a difference. The John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education is here for you. We understand your passion and desire for service because we are focused on helping you. Online or on our main campus, we offer the programs, instructors, and personal support that could help you find success in class and beyond.

Our undergraduate programs focus on applied learning activities that could help you develop skills for the public service arena. Our graduate programs offer the tools and knowledge you could use to help champion change in some of society’s deepest and most challenging problems.

In the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education, we go beyond preparing you for a career as a “do-gooder” or simply providing a helping hand. We explore aspects of public service, human services, and education, helping you substantiate moral and ethical purposes and find an effective balance between academic theory and practical application. In all of our programs, our goal is to prepare you for important work that will help you change lives and transform communities.

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We are focused on providing a personalized educational experience to all of our students whether online or on campus. We say Post Makes It Personal®, and that means we help you with a comprehensive and well-coordinated level of one-on-one support, including a faculty of industry professionals that genuinely care about your success in and out of class. We also offer:

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You Belong Here

As you prepare for the complexity of public service or human services, you need an education that incorporates innovation and creativity as well as policy and practice. Find your path to a brighter future at Post University. Read this letter from the Dean to learn more about the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education and how we can help you turn your desire to make a difference into an impactful and rewarding career.

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Expanding Opportunities with UPP and ELI

The John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education wants every learner to succeed. So, we innovate. Our University Pathways Program (UPP) helps high school seniors with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) more successfully transition into the college environment. And our English Language Institute (ELI) provides English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to help non-native speakers become more proficient in English before beginning degree-specific classes.

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A Life of Service and Leadership

After serving in the Army and working for IBM, John P. Burke spent thirty years in Connecticut’s banking industry before serving three appointments as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Banking. Learn more about the servant leader who inspired us to name our John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education after him.

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