UMass Boston

Academic Programs

Explore our internationally-ranked programs at UMass Boston for practical experience, civic responsibility, and academic excellence.

Our interdisciplinary studies in public policy and public administration address issues of social equity and effective governance at all levels. With small classes and dedicated faculty, we prioritize student success and experiential learning. Discover the pioneering work of our faculty and research centers, and join us in shaping a better world.

Take a Class

Get to know our programs by taking a single course. This will let you assess if the content and structure of the program meets your goals and fits with your other commitments. You must have a bachelor's degree to enroll. These are 3-credit graduate-level courses and the credits can transfer to one of our master's programs (restrictions apply).

Learn more about taking a class in our departments:

Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance

Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs