Professor Carol Heim receiving a Chancellor's Medal from Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy

Heim Receives Chancellor's Medal

The School of Public Policy and Department of Economics faculty member received the honor after delivering a UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecture.

Christa Burdick, Jackie Urla and Krista Harper at the workshop at the Agirre Center

Harper and Colleagues Lead Workshop in Basque Country

The UMass Amherst team hopes to build on their experience at the Agirre Lehendakaria Center in Bilbao, Spain, to create opportunities for student research there.

headshot of Amy Ferrer., MPPA 2008

Alumni Profile: Amy Ferrer, MPPA 2008

"Nothing can substitute for real-world experience, so get as much of that as you can—western Massachusetts has a great nonprofit culture, and taking advantage of that before, during, and after grad school set me up for success as a nonprofit executive today."

School of Public Policy and UWiL students outside the United Nations

Public Policy and UWiL Students Network in New York

 The students visited the United Nations and the Alliance for Downtown New York, met with UMass Amherst alumnae working in the city, and learned about career opportunities in the public service field. 

headshot of Liz Berman

Internship Spotlight: Liz Berman, Freedom for All Massachusetts

"The state’s political circle is fairly small—if you do not know someone directly, someone else in your professional contacts does. I was surprised how willing people were to introduce you to their professional contacts to help the cause in any way possible."

Head shot of Professor Carol E. Heim

Heim to Speak in Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

Heim will deliver her lecture, “Who Pays, Who Benefits, Who Decides? Property Developers and the Political Economy of Urban Growth,” on Wednesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in the Old Chapel.

School of Public Policy Continues to Rise in US News & World Report Rankings

Over the past two years, the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy has leaped 26 spots on the list of top graduate programs. 

Headshot of SPP alumna Emily Hajjar

Alumni Profile: Emily Hajjar, MPP 2015

"Further down the line I may consider running for public office. I try to not set limitations on my goals and understand that I need to look at every opportunity that is presented to me. That is how I got to where I am now, and I wouldn’t do it any other way."

School of Public Policy student Dan Beckley at his computer at his internship

Internship Spotlight: Dan Beckley, Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security

"I hope to be able to apply what I learn at the School of Public Policy towards advocacy and policy development that promotes social and economic welfare in urban environments."

School of Public Policy alumna Lauren Coakley

Alumni Profile: Lauren Coakley, MPP 2018

As a health policy analyst at the Center for Health Information and Analysis, the recent graduate prepares reports used by stakeholders and policymakers across the Commonwealth.