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Deadline to Apply for SPP Graduate Programs is April 15

The School of Public Policy offers generous grants that make the program one of the most affordable in the region.

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Michael Ash

Ash's New Book Looks at the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-8

In "Shadow Networks: Financial Disorder and the System that Caused Crisis," Michael Ash and co-author Francisco Louçã  consider the surprising resilience of the systems that led to the financial collapse.

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SPP Director Roberts Receives Pedagogy Award

Roberts was recognized for curricular innovations in his Strategies in Governing course.

Joya Misra

SPP's Misra on Team Working on Advancement of Underrepresented Faculty

The five-year, $3 million NSF grant brings together an interdisciplinary team from across campus to develop an innovative model that focuses on using collaboration as a tool for fostering equity for faculty of color and women in STEM fields.

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Alumni Profile: Evelyn Brand, MPP 2017

"The experiences and knowledge School of Public Policy faculty advised me to seek throughout my MPP were instrumental in placing me in and preparing me for my career."

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Fountain to Advise on Digital Economy for the Arab World

Fountain, founder and director of the National Center for Digital Government, will serve on a League of Arab States experts group on the development of a digital economy.

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School of Public Policy Seeks Adjunct Faculty

The faculty members will teach online courses for the Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Policy & Administration programs.

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UMass System President Meehan Kicks Off SPP's Beacon Hill Project

"What you are doing is really important,” Meehan told the School of Public Policy students. “We need to produce a generation of people that understand that substance actually matters, and facts matter, and research matters.”

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An Interview with Theda Skocpol on American Political Polarization

Deep divisions have led the US to a “very dangerous” political moment, the Harvard sociologist and political scientist said in a School of Public Policy podcast interview.

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School of Public Policy Launches Beacon Hill Project

The program brings students on monthly trips to Boston where they meet with legislators, government officials, and advocacy groups and gain an inside look at the policymaking process.