Dean’s Welcome

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies!

The McCormack School is grounded in the notion that knowledge, research and inquiry can drive better public policy to improve peoples’ lives. Our nationally and internationally recognized scholars offer world-class interdisciplinary education and conduct research that is fundamentally linked to action.

Our faculty, staff, and students critically explore policies to assess and help remedy existing social, political, and economic inequities in domestic and international settings. With an emphasis on social justice, effective governance, and policies that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable, the McCormack School trains the next generation of local and global leaders in conflict resolution, gerontology, global governance and human security, international relations, public administration, and public policy.

We seek to nurture and develop professionals dedicated to service careers, to facilitate public awareness and understanding of contemporary policy issues, to advance knowledge of those issues through scholarly research and publications, and to enrich government performance through our range of graduate degree and certificate programs.

The McCormack School is located in one of the world’s leading cities for ideas, politics, history, and innovation. Boston has been a cradle of policy innovations for the last three hundred years, from democratic institutions, to public education, abolition, labor, housing, and more recently, technology innovation, biotech, and clean tech policy.

Welcome to our school that drives dynamic and innovative change!

Learn more about our dean

David Cash (PhD, Harvard) is an expert on science and policy, and energy and environmental policy.
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Learn more about McCormack's academic programs

Earn a graduate certificate, master's, or PhD and change the world!
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Giving to UMass Boston

Your gift to the Dean’s Innovation Fund will help our graduate school respond to creative opportunities as they arise and seed promising initiatives.