Local and Global Engagement

Our scholars explore the complex issues which shape policy and impact communities worldwide, and provide timely and evidence-based guidance to policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders. Their research covers a wide range of policy issues ... and locations, from Boston to Bosnia, from New England to New Zealand.

See recent sample publications and journals edited at the McCormack Graduate School.

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Research Expertise

Contact one of our specialists for more information on any of the fields below.

  • Affordable and Assisted Housing
  • Africa
  • Andean Region (especially Ecuador and Colombia)
  • Asia
  • Asian Americans
  • Banking and Finance
  • Community Development
  • Community Planning and Organizing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Developmental and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Disasters and Post-disaster Reconstruction
  • Diversity
  • E-Government
  • E-Health
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education Policy
  • Eldercare
  • Emergency Management
  • Employment
  • Environmental Issues
  • Ethics
  • Funding for Social Services
  • Gerontology
  • Global Governance and Human Security
  • Government and Politics
  • Health Policy and Politics
  • Homelessness
  • Household Wealth 
  • Immigration and Immigrant Integration Policy
  • Immigration and Refugees
  • Income and Wealth Inequality
  • Information Technology in the Public Sector
  • International and Comparative Education
  • International Conflict and Negotiation
  • International Comparative Public Administration
  • International Finance
  • International Relations
  • Latin America
  • Lifelong Learning for Older Adults
  • Long-term Care
  • Media
  • Mental Health
  • Nonprofit Advocacy and Political Engagement
  • Nonprofit Organizations/Nonprofit Management
  • Older Driver's Safety
  • Older Persons' Economic Security
  • Peace and Reconciliation
  • Peace Education
  • Pensions
  • Poverty Policy
  • Public Project Impact
  • Race
  • Retirement Income
  • Social Development/Social Relations
  • Social Networks in Organizational Settings
  • Social Policy
  • Social Security
  • State and Local Government
  • Transportation Policies in Massachusetts
  • War and Peace
  • Women/Gender Issues

Academic Programs

Check out our graduate programs and study about these research fields.
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Faculty and Fellows

Learn more about our talented team; many of them are path breakers, applied policy specialists, and award winners.
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Centers and Institutes

The work of our research centers and institutes is central to our makeup, to great learning, and to our global security and economic future.
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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.