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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Rated Top Innovative Public Service School

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Why UMass Boston?

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Why UMass Boston?

The proximity of the UMass Boston campus to downtown and the water make it an ideal location.

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