School of Public Policy Launches Degree Program with India’s JK Lakshmipat University

three School of Public Policy students in a classroom discussion

The UMass Amherst School of Public Policy is participating in a new partnership with India’s JK Lakshmipat University that will allow students at JKLU to receive a graduate degree from SPP.

Students in the new joint program will complete one year of study at JKLU's campus in Jaipur, India. During their second year in the program, they’ll finish their coursework on the Amherst campus and will receive a Master of Public Policy degree from UMass Amherst.

"We are very excited about the opportunity to work with JKLU," said Alasdair Roberts, director of the School of Public Policy. "Participants in this joint venture will acquire the skills needed to become leaders in public service."

The School of Public Policy’s MPP curriculum provides students with a strong analytical foundation, with courses in policy analysis, statistical methods, the policy process, policy methods, and economics. Courses are taught by award-winning faculty in the fields of public policy and public affairs.

The School of Public Policy program is part of a larger partnership between the UMass flagship campus and JKLU. Under that partnership, JKLU students can also complete a Master of Science in Data Analytics or Master of Science in Applied Economics from UMass Amherst.

Students interested in applying for the SPP-JKLU program should email the JKLU admissions office

About the School of Public Policy: Established in 2016, the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy is a hub for research and teaching, preparing students for leadership in public service. The program’s focuses include social change and public policy related to science and technology.

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