Does SPP require an interview as part of the application process?

An interview is strongly encouraged for applicants to the accelerated MPP program. To arrange an interview, contact Satu Zoller at 413-545-2714 or

Although an interview is not required for admission to the MPPA program, we recommend that applicants visit UMass Amherst and meet faculty and students. If a campus visit is not possible, applicants can arrange to speak with MPPA alumni in their area. To arrange a campus visit or to speak with an alum, contact Kathy Colón at 413-545-3940 or