Jul 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Public Affairs

Hobby School of Public Affairs

McElhinney Hall
3623 Cullen Blvd Room 306
Houston, Texas 77204-5021

(713) 743-3970

Executive Director: Dr. Jim Granato

Director of Graduates Studies: Dr. Alan Witt


The foundation of the Hobby School of Public Affairs is built upon interdisciplinary expertise and community visibility. The Hobby School 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.


    MasterGraduate CertificateAccelerated Program