McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
Founded in 2003, the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies (MGS) was created as a dynamic academic and research center in policy studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Its mission is firmly rooted in the mission of UMass Boston: To serve the people, and address the issues of a great urban society through outstanding teaching, research and service. MGS scholars explore the complex issues which shape policy and impact communities worldwide and provide timely and evidence-based guidance to policymakers, practitioners and community leaders.
The McCormack Graduate School offers a wide range of graduate programs in public policy, public affairs, gerontology, international relations, and conflict resolution. The school’s nationally and internationally known research centers and institutes critically explore contemporary public policy and management issues like aging, civil discourse, economic development, education, environmental issues, ethnic minority issues, health care, homelessness, human rights, international relations, labor, negotiation and conflict resolution, performance management, post-disaster reconstruction issues, poverty reduction, regionalization, welfare policy and women’s issues.
Both the Massachusetts Ocean Partnership and the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security are housed in the McCormack Graduate School.
Affiliation to CIOCS: The McCormack Graduate School is the administrative home to the Collaborative Institute and Dean Stephen Crosby serves as co-chair of the CIOCS Steering Committee.
Representative to CIOCS: Steering Committee: Steve Crosby, Dean