Academics

Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy Certificate Program

The Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy Certificate Program is a two-semester graduate certificate program designed to prepare women to take on leadership roles in government and nonprofit organizations; hold political office; and pursue advanced degrees, most frequently in law and public policy. The program offers a unique combination of academic work in policy studies and analytical and research skills plus carefully supervised public policy internships, advising and professional development activities.

The program is located within the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and is administered by UMass Boston's College of Advancing and Professional Studies. Students take all courses as a cohort over two-semesters beginning in September. The program is also affiliated with the McCormack Graduate School’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy which offers opportunities for internships, conferences and forums, and advising with renowned scholars in politics and public policy.


Program Information

More information about this program can be found on the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs website.
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Awards Received

  • AAUW Progress in Equity Award, Honorable Mention
  • UCEA Innovative and Creative Program Award
  • UCEA New England Outstanding Credit Program Award
  • Progress in Equity Award, AAUW Massachusetts

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