Prospective Students

The University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) will give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to transform your potential into engaged policy making, effective public management and extraordinary social change.

Why SPP?

Social equity: SPP won the first-ever Social Equity Award for our comprehensive approach to integrating social equity into our research, teaching and hands-on work.

Small classes: You will have the opportunity to work closely with our award winning faculty members and develop lasting connections with your peers.

Engaged learning: Over and over, our students say some of their most valuable lessons have come from projects they have worked on outside of the classroom, in the community.

Change the world: From the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to UNICEF, our alumni are making a difference in local communities and across the globe.

Be a beacon for effective change. Start today.