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Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

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Department Contacts and Locations

Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program

email public.affairs@umb.edu

McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor
Telephone: 617.287.6938
Fax: 617.287.6949

If you would like to attend an information session about the MPA program, please email a brief statement of your interests, a current résumé, and if you would be available to visit campus to public.affairs@umb.edu. We can also hold online information sessions by request or answer questions over the phone.

Public Policy PhD Program

email public.policy@umb.edu

McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor
Telephone: 617.287.6938
Fax: 617.287.6949

Informational interviews are held with prospective students upon request. Prospective students are also welcomed to request a meeting with faculty of the program who may share similar interests. For a full list of PhD faculty and their areas of interest, please see our Public Policy PhD faculty page.

If you would like to attend an informational interview for the PhD program, please email a brief statement of your interests, a current résumé or CV, names of any additional faculty you would like to meet, and several dates and times you would be available to visit campus to public.policy@umb.edu.

Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy

email: glpp@umb.edu

Healey Library, 10th Floor
Telephone: 617.287.6785
Fax: 617.287.7116

Department Chair and Graduate Program Directors

Department Chair

Michael Johnson, PhD
michael.johnson@umb.edu

Graduate Program Directors

Michael Ahn, PhD
Master's Public Administration (MPA) Program
michael.ahn@umb.edu

Heather MacIndoe, PhD
Public Policy Program
heather.macindoe@umb.edu

Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, PhD
Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy program
LA.NsiahJefferson@umb.edu

Department Staff

Melissa Quashie, Graduate Program Administrator
Public Policy and Public Administration
617.287.5543; melissa.quashie@umb.edu
Office: McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 437

Muna Killingback, Assistant Program Director
Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy 
617.287.6785; muna.killingback@umb.edu
Office: Healey Library, 10th Floor, Room 12

Ways to Give
 
If you would like to sponsor an internship, post a job opening, mentor a graduate student, offer a guest lecture, suggest a research project or partnership, or make a donation to support a scholarship or one of our many extracurricular activities, events, and conferences, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact us or make your gift online.