The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Learn more about our one- and two-year graduate degree programs for full- and part-time students.

We offer generous grants to both in- and out-of-state students, making our program one of the most affordable in the region. The GRE is not required.

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“Public policy is a tool to help us understand our society. Don’t just take what you learn at face value—let it teach you how to combat racism, sexism, xenophobia, and transphobia and advocate for those around you.”

Allie Haber

Housing Matcher at Safe Place for Youth

Master of Public Policy 2017

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“There has never been a more important time to invest in young women who are passionate about bettering their communities, are fed up with the status quo, and are harnessing their political power. I’m privileged to be a part of this movement.”

Amy Zucchero

Chief of Resource Development and Communications at IGNITE

Master of Public Administration 2003