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.
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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.

Graduate Electives, Undergraduate Elective

SPP 597G The Future of Government

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Jane Fountain
Meets:
TH 11:30-2:00PM
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
36051

SPP 597GP: Internet Governance & Info Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Martha Fuentes-Bautista
Meets:
Wed 4:00-6:30
Room:
ILC S416
Class Number:
34222

SPP 597T: Info Technology for Public & Nonprofits

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Charlie Schweik
Meets:
M/W 9:05-11:35
Room:
LIBR 1667
Class Number:
34261
Graduate Core Courses

SPP 607-02 Policy Methods - 2nd Session

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Valerie Cooley
Meets:
Th 4:00-6:30PM
Room:
Machmer E-10
Class Number:
36133

SPP 611: Comparative Public Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Alasdair Roberts
Meets:
Mon 4:30-7:00 PM
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
34219
Course note:
Can be used as a program elective if also took Politics of the Policy Process in the fall.

SPP 601: Politics and the Policy Process

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Brenda Bushouse
Meets:
W 9:05-11:35 AM
Room:
Engineering Lab II, Rm 115
Class Number:
34212

SPP 602: Public Management

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Brian Sargent
Meets:
Wed 12:20-2:50
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
34213

SPP 605: Economics and Public Policy

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Lenore Palladino
Meets:
Tu/Th 2:30-3:45 PM
Room:
Dickinson 212
Class Number:
34214

SPP 607: Policy Methods

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Betsy McEneaney
Meets:
Tu/Th 4:00-5:15
Room:
Machmer W11
Class Number:
34215

SPP 614: Prof Development Prosem

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Credits / Notes:
1 cr
Instructor:
Satu Zoller & Marcie Muehlke
Meets:
F 12:20-2:15PM
Room:
Hasbrouck Lab, room 113
Class Number:
34218
Graduate Electives

SPP 696-01: Independent Study

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Credits / Notes:
1-6 cr
Instructor:
SPP Approval Required
Meets:
N/A
Class Number:
34216
Course note:
Approval required by Faculty Advisor and SPP Associate Director

SPP 697B Intro to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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Credits / Notes:
4 cr
Instructor:
Forrest Bowlick
Meets:
TH 11:30-12:45
Room:
ILC S131
Class Number:
34217
Course note:
Requires LAB > SPP 697B-01LL

PPA 697B L01: GIS Lab

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Credits / Notes:
0 cr
Instructor:
Forrest Bowlick
Meets:
FR 9:05-12:05
Room:
Morrill 2 Rm 212
Class Number:
34210
Course note:
4 credit course total combined with Lecture SPP 697B

SPP 697NE: Negotiations (MG)

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Ofer Sharone
Meets:
Tu 11:30-2:00
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
34259

SPP 697P Public Law and Legislative Drafting

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Peter Vickery
Meets:
T/TH 6:00-7:15PM
Room:
TBA
Class Number:
34263

SPP 697SE: Social and Environmental Enterprises

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Credits / Notes:
3 cr
Instructor:
Betsy Schmidt
Meets:
M 1:25-3:55
Room:
Machmer E-23
Class Number:
34247

SPP 696-02: Independent Studies (1-6 credits)

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Credits / Notes:
1-6 cr
Instructor:
STAFF must approve and register you
Meets:
N/A
Class Number:
34211