Public Administration, MPA


  • Check out our new tracks in Municipal Management and Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy


Gain Analytical, Technical, & Leadership Skills for Effective Public Management

Our interdisciplinary courses provide essential, real-world skills in:

  • Budgeting and finance
  • Economic and political institutions
    and processes
  • Ethics
  • Organizational behavior and
  • Performance management
  • Policy analysis
  • Program evaluation
  • Research methods and design

Advance Your Career

Whether you are a recent college graduate or a mid-career professional, skills gained in this program are easily transferable to many fields:

  • Administration and finance
  • Criminal justice
  • Economic development
  • Educational administration planning
  • Environmental management
  • Health care management
  • Housing affairs
  • Human resource management
  • Information technology
  • Labor management
  • Transportation
  • Urban affairs
    . . .and many others

Designed for Working Professionals

Our 18-month program is designed for working adults, with evening classes and occasional week-end seminars.

Evening classes: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. 

Two-day, weekend seminars: Saturday  9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

MPA Tracks

Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy track  NEW
Municipal Management track NEW

Listen and learn more in this slideshow about the MPA program, McCormack Grad School, UMass Boston, and our Boston home.

Alumna's Top Ten Reasons for Going to Grad School: Read the personal and professional reasons shared by Georgianna Melendez, MPA 2012