Congratulations to 2017 SPP Grads!

The UMass Amherst Graduate School conferred master's degrees on 25 students from the School of Public Policy at its May 12, 2017 Commencement ceremony.

Abu, Ascolese Winners of Commonwealth's Best Capstone

Zulekha Abu (MPPA/MEd '17) and Liana Ascolese (MPP '17) won this year's MassASPA Keogh Best Capstone competition in Boston on May 4, 2017.

Coakley Named 21st Century Leader

Lauren Coakley '17, a political science major and member of SPP's MPP Class of 2018, will be honored for her achievements at UMass Amherst's commencement on May 12.

2017 SPP Capstone Conference Set for May 9

Research from this year's SPP capstone course, co-led by Professors Brenda Bushouse and Obed Pasha, will be featured at a conference held on May 9, 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m., in 805-09 Lincoln Campus Center. A complete schedule here.

Schmidt Named Summer 2017 Innovation Fellow

As part of her fellowship, SPP Professor of Practice Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt will attend several symposia at UMass in June about new instructional technologies and developing a campus innovation "think tank."

Rice Featured at Final 2016-17 SPP Colloquium

Doug Rice (legal studies) will conclude this year's SPP Faculty Colloquium with a talk about policymaking and the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, May 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Thompson 620.

Mednicoff on the U.S. Airstrike in Syria

Professor David Mednicoff (public policy and Middle Eastern Studies) writes in The Conversation about next steps for U.S. policy following the April 6, 2017, airstrike on Syria.

April 25 Event Features Migration Expert Susan Martin

Internationally-acclaimed migration expert Susan Martin will draw on her book, A Nation of Immigrants, to place the Trump Administration's actions and proposed plans in historical perspective on April 25 at 4 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room.

SPP Students Represent UMass in Global Simulation Competition

Four students from the UMass School of Public Policy (SPP) were selected from policy programs around the world to take part in a competition designed to address global hunger.

April 30 New Deadline for MPP Applications

Five College juniors have until April 30, 2017, to apply for SPP's accelerated Master's program in public policy. Students save time and money while earning a professional degree and skills to help them become effective leaders and advocates for social change. Interested juniors can apply here.