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Mailing address
Department Location, Phone, and FAX

Contact Information for the:

Master of Public Administration Program (MPA)
PhD Program in Public Policy
Women in Politics and Public Policy Graduate Certificate Program

Contact the Master of Public Administration Program

For more information about the MPA program, please email public.affairs@umb.edu

Information Sessions for prospective students are held with the Graduate Program Director Amy Smith and one or two current students of the program on a semi-regular basis during the fall and spring semesters.  Sessions take place by prior arrangement on Mondays and Wednesday at 5 p.m., though alternative times may be arranged as need merits. Students are invited to stay and observe one or both of that evening's classes after the session.

If you would like to attend an information session about the MPA program, please e-mail a brief statement of your interests, a current résumé or CV, and two dates (from late September - early December or February - April) when you would be available to visit campus to public.affairs@umb.edu

Contact the PhD in Public Policy Program

For information about the Public Policy PhD program, please e-mail public.policy@umb.edu

Informational interviews are held with prospective students upon request. Prospective students are also welcomed to request a meeting with faculty of the program who may share similar interests. For a full list of PhD faculty and their areas of interest, please see our Public Policy PhD faculty page.

If you would like to attend an informational interview for the PhD program, please e-mail a brief statement of your interests, a current résumé or CV, names of any additional faculty you would like to meet, and several dates and times you would be available to visit campus to public.policy@umb.edu.

Contact Gender Leadership and Public Policy

Muna Killingback, Assistant Program Director, Gender Leadership and Public Policy Certificate Program  
617.287.6785; muna.killingback@umb.edu


Additional Contact Information for the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs

 

Melissa Quashie, Graduate Program Administrator
617.287.5543; melissa.quashie@umb.edu
Office: McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 425

Departmental Administrative Assistant
617.287.6938; public.affairs@umb.edu
Office: McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 435

Amy E. Smith, PhD
Graduate Program Director, MPA Program
amye.smith@umb.edu

Christine Thurlow Brenner, PhD
Graduate Program Director, PhD in Public Policy
christine.brenner@umb.edu

Ann Bookman
Graduate Program Director
Women in Politics and Public Policy
ann.bookman@umb.edu

 

Mailing Address

Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Department Location, Phone, and FAX

McCormack Building, 3rd Floor, Room 435
Department Telephone: 617.287.6938
FAX : 617.287.6949


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