Public Policy

The 4+1 Accelerated MA Degree in Public Policy is a program targeted to outstanding Five College students. The MPP program integrates theoretical learning with multiple opportunities for practical applications and offers students a more policy-focused degree option than our Master of Public Policy and Administration.

The 4+1 Accelerated MA Degree in Public Policy is a program targeted to outstanding Five College students. The MPP program integrates theoretical learning with multiple opportunities for practical applications and offers students a more policy-focused degree option than our Master of Public Policy and Administration.

A complete application includes:

  1. an online application form
  2. two letters of recommendation
  3. statement of purpose
  4. your official transcript(s)
  5. An interview is strongly recommended, but not required
  6. deadline: April 1

Accelerated Master’s Degree Programs at UMass

An accelerated Master’s degree option is an explicit arrangement of graduate admissions and courses and other requirements to enable a student to complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and a specified Master’s degree in less calendar time than would …

By Adrian Grace
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School of Public Policy Hosts Talk on US Jails and Public Hospitals

Sociologist Armando Lara-Millán will speak about his new book, Redistributing the Poor: Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity, at a virtual event open to the UMass Amherst community on Wednesday, July 14, at 2 p.m.

The …

By Carol Sharick
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