UMass School of Public Policy welcomes diverse and accomplished class for 2017-18

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) students

The University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) is welcoming another large class for this academic year, with forty-three students newly registered in its accelerated and two-year master’s programs. Combined with other full- and part-time enrollment, the SPP community now includes almost 70 student members.

This year’s students are from homes as near as Amherst, Northampton, Sunderland and Springfield, and from as far away as Lebanon, China, and Germany. They include students from across the United States, from Washington to Tennessee, to New York, New York! Students are returning to school following stints as arts nonprofit executive directors, fine chocolate marketers, English teachers in Japan, information technology experts in local government, political campaigners, grant writers, supply chain consultants, and business managers.

Visit our admissions page for more information about our programs. Interest is growing alongside the need for professionals qualified for careers in government agencies, advocacy, and organizations that focus on social justice, the environment, family policy, communications policy, science and technology policy, and more.