John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies



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.


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Commencement Issue: Embrace change and make it your own.

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


Meet Susan Crandall, the new director of our Center for Social Policy.

Faculty promotions: Kudos to Professor Edward Miller and Associate Professors Beth Dugan, Heather MacIndoe and Amy E. Smith.

The State of the U.S. Economy: Professor Christian Weller says policymakers need to boost economic growth, help accelerate job growth and income gains for typical American families, and make sure that those hurt most by the subpar economy see substantial gains.

Kudos to our colleague Leigh Murphy who was honored with the Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance. This staff member in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance earns the award which recognizes employees who make meaningful contributions which distinguish them from their peers.  

Obstacle to Peace: The Race Border: Student Ellen Lindeen writes an op ed on the summer course she's taking in Ecuador on Conflict Transformation Across Borders.

High-speed Rail in America: Time for a National Conversation? Public Policy Professor Michael Ahn and CPDD Fellow Malcom Russell-Einhorn share their thoughts in this Brookings TechTank blog.

Featured video: Discover how two Int'l Relations students are sharing their love of reading with children in Rwanda.



JULY 20: 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

Our neighbors at EMK Institute host Getting to the Point event Read More 

JULY 27: Rebuilding Sustainable Communities in Afghanistan Conference

Evaluate the reconstruction activities of the past 14 years and discover recommendations for the way forward Read More 

JULY 30: Alumni Night at Fenway Park

Join the fun to see the Red Sox vs. White Sox. Read More 

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