Group of Students and faculty in the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs in class

Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs

Due to concerns over COVID-19, UMass Boston is currently operating online only. Many answers about the campus's response to the coronavirus can be found in our special coronavirus web section.
At this time, applications for all graduate programs and courses are being accepted as usual. If in-person activities need to be adapted to remote learning, you will be notified. We encourage you to Request Info for email notifications as the situation evolves.

Our academic programs in public policy and public administration offer:

  • interdisciplinary study of a wide range of political and economic philosophies and theories, with a particular focus on effective government and issues of social equity at the local and global levels.
  • small student-centered classes
  • dedicated and supportive faculty to drive student success