The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Graduate Course List

This semester's course list for the Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Policy & Administration programs.
Click on course titles for more information about individual courses.

See the full list of Graduate Electives by category.

Academic Requirements for the MPPA and MPP degrees:
MPPA Requirements
4+1 MPP Academic Requirements
One-Year MPP Academic Requirements

For additional questions on academic requirements and courses contact Satu Zoller.

Important information for out-of-state students enrolling in online courses.

Undergraduate Elective

SPP 391FP Framing Public Policies & the News

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Justin Gross
Meets:
T/TH 10:00-11:15
Room:
Dickinson 114
Class Number:
51748

SPP 39G Internet Policy and Governance

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Martha Fuentes-Bautista
Meets:
W 11:15-1:45
Room:
ILC S418
Class Number:
51621
Graduate Electives, Undergraduate Elective

SPP 597B Unmanned Aerial Systems

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Charles Schweik
Meets:
T/TH 2:30-3:45
Room:
302 Holdsworth Hall
Class Number:
50384
Graduate Core Courses

SPP 603: Public Policy Analysis

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Lee Badgett
Meets:
M/W 2:30-3:45
Room:
Tobin 304
Class Number:
50338
Course note:
MPP/MPPA Graduate Students only or by Instructor Permission

SPP 608: Intro to Statistics for Pub P&A

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Michael Ash
Meets:
T/Th 8:30-9:45AM
Room:
Bartlett 61
Class Number:
50339
Course note:
Requires LAB > 697AA

SPP 609: Workshop in Public Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Marta Vicarelli
Meets:
TH 1:00-4:00
Room:
Thompson 236
Class Number:
50393
Course note:
Open to SPP students only

SPP 610: Capstone in Pub Pol & Admin

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Lenore Palladino
Meets:
TH 1:00-4:00
Room:
Machmer E23
Class Number:
50340
Course note:
MPPA requirement with set meeting dates

SPP 697AA: Lab for Intro to Stats

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Michael Ash
Meets:
TU 10:00-11:15
Room:
MOR III Room 212
Class Number:
50342
Course note:
Required with SPP 608 Intro to Statistics for PubP&A

SPP 697PD Professional Development II

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Satu Zoller & Marcie Muehlke
Meets:
Thursday 11:30-12:30
Room:
Machmer E23
Class Number:
50353
Graduate Electives

SPP 604: Policy & Program Evaluation (MD)

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Valerie Cooley
Meets:
W 10:45-1:15
Room:
Machmer E23
Class Number:
50363
Course note:
SPP students only or by permission of instructor

SPP 636: Qualitative Research Methods (Md)

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Krista Harper
Meets:
M/W 4:00-5:30
Room:
Machmer E-16
Class Number:
50388

SPP 650: US Education Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Katie McDermott
Meets:
Wed 4:00-6:30
Room:
Furcolo N-125
Class Number:
50379

SPP 651 Social Inequalities, Technology & Public Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Martha Fuentes-Bautista
Meets:
F 12:20-2:50
Room:
ILC S418
Class Number:
50359

SPP 697FB: Federal Budgeting (MG)

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Henry Chang
Meets:
M 6:00-8:00
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
50351
Course note:
Class will run for 5 weeks: Jan 27 - Feb 25 or Mar 2 if snow day

SPP 697J CANCELLED

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Jane Fountain
Meets:
Tuesdays 11:30-2:00
Room:
TBA
Class Number:
50348

SPP 697NL: Nonprofit Law and Management (MG)

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Betsy Schmidt
Meets:
TU 4:00-6:30
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
50368

SPP 697PC: Using the Past to Create Effective Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Brian Sargent
Meets:
TU 1:00-3:30
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
50391