The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Students in Strategies for Social Change with Sen. Jo Comerford

New Partnership Supports Women's Leadership

The School of Public Policy and UMass Civic Engagement and Service Learning are working with the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts on a course that helps students bring about social change in their communities.

Headshot of Sarah Nordberg

Internship Spotlight: Sarah Nordberg, Office of State Rep. Marjorie Decker

"The State House is a busy and exciting place, and it is important to be able to shift your focus from one issue to another at a moment's notice. Being able to understand the nuances of many different policy areas is a valuable skill when working in the legislature."

composite of headshots of Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse

Public Policy Faculty Win NSF Grant

Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse are on a team of UMass Amherst researchers who received the grant to help better understand the interplay between policy design and human behavior.

Headshot of Esther Oh

Internship Spotlight: Esther Oh, University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design

"I see the disconnect between health care providers and policy makers as a big challenge in our system, and I want to learn how I can bridge that gap."

Professor Brian Sargent teaching class

School of Public Policy Hiring Three Faculty Members

The new hires are part of a five-year growth plan at SPP, which includes an expansion of graduate programs and the creation of an undergraduate major.

Al Roberts, Jo Comerford and Samantha Hamilton on stage as The Future of Public Service

Sen. Jo Comerford on "The Splendid Torch"

Read state Sen. Jo Comerford's remarks from the School of Public Policy's recent discussion on "The Future of Public Policy"

Olivia Laramie and girls she worked with in Honduras

Public Policy Student Wins Women Empowerment Award

Olivia Laramie received the Pure Water for the World scholarship, given to a student committed to changing the lives of girls and women in developing countries.

students working in the Internet Governance seminar

Internet Governance Class Takes Global Perspective

Students in the School of Public Policy seminar will work on an international collaborative project focused on consumer protection and online privacy rights in the Americas.

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Jane Fountain

New SPP Course Looks at Future of Government

The seminar, taught by Distinguished University Professor Jane Fountain, will consider the benefits and negative consequences of an increasingly digitalized society, economy, and governments.

UMass President Marty Meehan, state Rep Mindy Domb, Jake Binnall and Gov. Charlie Baker as Binnall joins the Board of Trustees

Public Policy Student Joins UMass Board of Trustees

Jacob Binnall, a Master of Public Policy student, will represent the Amherst campus as one of five University of Massachusetts student trustees.