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College of Public and Community Service

College of Public and Community Service

The College of Public and Community Service (CPCS) is a recognized leader in education for social change and civic engagement, CPCS prepares students to actively engage with individuals and communities in order to achieve social and economic justice. It forges partnerships with public agencies and community organizations to build healthy, safe, sustainable communities; remove obstacles to achieve a fair and democratic society; and challenge the status quo.

Currently, the college is undergoing organizational and programmatic changes designed to strengthen its operations, refresh and enrich its academic programming, and augment its contributions to the university and the communities it serves. In this period of transition, programs in social work, public health, and other areas will be introduced.

Evaluation Research Graduate Certificate: This 15 credit online certificate prepares students to work as evaluators in community-based nonprofit agencies, non-government organizations, and community foundations.


Why UMass Boston?

Gina McCarthy ’76 is a pioneer in climate change, global warming and clean air who caught the attention of President Barack Obama. He appointed her to serve in his administration.

Gina McCarthy

BA, Anthropology, 1976

“This university gave me everything I needed to know about attitude."

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