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Becoming Batten

What Should I Take This Spring?
October 15, 2021

Are you interested in exploring a degree program at the Batten School and unsure what to take next? Read this post on J-term and Spring course offerings at the Batten School for some suggested next steps!

Guada Pinto
October 5, 2021

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, the Admissions team sat down with second-year Accelerated MPP and Batten Latinx Network (BLN) President Guada Pinto to discuss her student experience and the role of BLN within the Batten School.

Transitioning to the Batten Classroom
September 27, 2021

Continue following first year post-graduate MPP candidate Ellie Murphy as she finishes her first month of coursework at Batten. Read on to learn more about her transition to graduate coursework, her daily schedule, and her favorite study spots!

What Do We Look For in An Undergraduate Application
September 23, 2021

With applications for Batten’s undergraduate programs opening in a few weeks, the Admissions team decided to answer the most frequently asked question in advising appointments: “How do I get in?”

Moving to Charlottesville: Batten Edition
September 16, 2021

Follow first year post-graduate MPP candidate Ellie Murphy as she moves to Charlottesville. Keep reading to hear more about her moving experience, undergraduate to graduate transition, and her favorite Charlottesville spots!

Explore National Security Policy at Batten
September 13, 2021

With UVA’s Intelligence and Security Careers Week about to get underway, we thought we would highlight the ways in which students interested in national security can get involved at Batten.

Students smiling in a group
September 7, 2021

Wondering what Batten is like outside of class? Hear from second-year MPP student Ethan Betterton about the non-academic challenges he faced in his first year, and how the Batten community stepped up to help him.

Meet the MPP Class of 2023
August 30, 2021

Learn more about the Master of Public Policy Class of 2023 and last year's admissions statistics.

Students celebrating at graduation
August 17, 2021

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts Class of 2023 and last year's admissions statistics.

students studying
August 11, 2021

Learn more about the Minor Class of 2023 and last year's admissions statistics.

Professor lecturing class with text overlay "Updates on Batten's BA Curriculum"
August 5, 2021

In this must-watch video for current first- and second-year UVA students considering Batten’s undergraduate major program, Director of Undergraduate Admissions Anne Carter Mulligan shares some exciting changes for the BA curriculum starting in Fall 2022!

Students in cap and gown with text Admissions Information Session
July 26, 2021

Are you undecided about your academic path? Looking for a program that will help you solve today’s toughest social and policy challenges? Watch a recording of our summer information session for answers to these questions.