The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA)

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In the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Policy and Administration program, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to become a leader in the nonprofit, public, or private sector while creating meaningful social change.

The MPPA curriculum will provide you with a strong analytical foundation that can be applied to a wide variety of policy issues. You can also opt to pursue a dual degree in Business Administration, Higher Education, Public Health, or Regional Planning or build an area of specialty based on your interests.

Our goal is to make the program financially accessible to all students, whether in state, out of state, or international.

Download the Master of Public Policy & Administration Course Timeline and Master of Public Policy & Administration Requirements.

Students typically complete the 48-credit MPPA in two years. We also welcome part-time students.

The GRE is not required to apply to the MPPA.

Learn more and apply.

For More Information

Contact Admissions Manager Mike Marr
(413) 545-3940