Public Administration, MPA



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.


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