John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies



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Testimonials and Student and Alumni Profiles

Our latest newsletter: 
"Rounding the Home Turn"

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Points of Pride 2.0 and Faculty, Student, and Alumni Accomplishments (April 2015 Report)


We are the go-to school for an affordable, rigorous education taught by caring faculty who are committed to student success, local and global engagement, and cutting-edge research and analysis on some of the most important issues of our times.


International Relations students Parfait Gasana and Wade Cedar earn UMass Boston Beacon for Global Inclusion Award. Dean Jackson notes, " I cannot think of two graduate students more deserving. They are passionate, committed to social justice, and personify the best of UMass Boston leadership in the global community." Learn about the children's library they built in Rwanda. Participate in their fundraiser on May 13.Ash Center Innovation in Government award image

MAY 19 @ 1:30:
Symposium on Public Sector Innovation
Local innovators will exchange ideas promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector. McCormack's Collins Center for Public Management co-sponsors this event at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Kudos to Global Governance and Human Security PhD student Sudeshna Chatterjee who received a competitive scholarship to participate in the second Bologna-Duke Summer School on Global Studies & Critical Theory at the University of Bologna.

Community engagement is part of our DNA. See a sample list of McCormack projects showcased at UMass Boston's 4th annual Commmunity Partnership Symposium.

Collaborative Research for Action and Equity in Education:
We hosted a two-day conference of the URBAN Boston Network, a group of scholars and community activists facilitating collaborative research projects in the Boston community.

Professor Craig Murphy published two articles in April: “Dignity, Human Security, and Global Governance” in Journal of Human Security Studies and “The Last Two Centuries of Global Governance” in Global Governance (and two more are in press!)

Keep Calm and Carry On: Our Office of Public Collaboration trained grade-school students in Fitchburg in peer mediation.

At the JFK Library: Forums and live webcasts featuring Senator George Mitchell, management guru Rosabeth Moss Kanter, journalist and political consultant David Axelrod, and more.

Check out our new magazine-style viewbook

Read about our current students, alums, and faculty in McCormack's Local and Global Impact brochure. Read More 

MAY 10 @ 4: Getting to the Point dialogue features Senator Mitch McConnell

Don't miss this Edward M. Kennedy Institute event to discuss issues of local, national, and global concern. Read More 

MAY 29 Commencement

It's tassle time and we applaud more than 100 McCormack graduates who will earn diplomas later this month. Read More 

JUNE 16 @ 8:30: Older Driver Safety Summit

Gerontology Institute hosts event designed to create a five-year plan to reduce crashes and improve older driver safe mobility across the commonwealth. Read More 

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