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.

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Why UMass Boston?

UMass Boston alumnus Bill Bratton, the only person to lead both the NYPD and LAPD, speaks at a podium.

William J. Bratton

Boston State College, BS, Public Service/Public Administration, 1975

The education of “America’s Top Cop” involved acquiring an “appreciation of differences.”

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