John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies


With an emphasis on social and economic justice, effective and innovative governance, and sustainable policies for people and the planet, we have an international reputation for values-driven research, pioneering and interdisciplinary education, and service that impacts local through global communities.

We offer our students:

  • Practical skills for careers in academia, business, government, and the nonprofit sector
  • Small classes taught by passionate, award-winning faculty committed to student success
  • A high-value, high-quality alternative to private schools.

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prospective students contact us

May 26: Graduate Commencement

Get the 411 on caps and gowns, invitations, schedule, etc.
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June 2: Campaign 2016:
Is our Democracy in Peril?

Join two UMass Boston political veterans to discuss the electorate, status of Republican party, and the possibility of a third-party or independent candidate.
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Why UMass Boston?

UMass Boston students study archaeology at Gore Place, the estate of former Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore.

Gore Place

Study early American history right at the source

Students are working on the first major excavation of a 19th-century greenhouse in New England.

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