The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is the primary social science policy research and teaching arm of the Johns Hopkins University. Located on the Homewood campus of the University, IPS straddles the two worlds of thought and action.
Our mission is to provide the information required to promote effective policy responses across a wide range of issues including welfare dependency, child support enforcement, supportive living for vulnerable populations, school-to-work transition, and the role and challenges facing the nonprofit sector. IPS' interdisciplinary staff includes nationally recognized scholars, as well as distinguished practitioners from the public arena. We believe that our combination of academic excellence, practical expertise, and breadth of focus is essential to developing better solutions to policy problems, which grow increasingly complex and multi-dimensional.