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Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy Graduate Certificate

Change Your Life and Change the World in a Diverse Cohort of Learners

UMass Boston's award-winning Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy (GLPP) Certificate is one of the few programs in the country that explores the intersectional influence of gender, race/ethnicity, and class in the context of the larger policy environment. This certificate prepares students to serve at all levels of government, take on leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, hold elected office, and pursue advanced degrees in law, public policy, and other areas. GLPP graduate certificate students can also opt to apply for the Master of Public Administration (MPA)-GLPP track; if accepted, you can earn an MPA in only one additional year. 

Info Sessions

Join us at an upcoming GLPP online information session. Learn more about the GLPP graduate certificate, the Master of Public Administration (MPA)-GLPP track option, and the admissions process. Plus you'll have an opportunity to ask questions. 

Learn More and Apply

We invite you to "Request Info" to join our email list. Download our FAQs sheet and GLPP Fact Sheet for more information.

Applications are now being accepted for both the on-campus and online GLPP Class of 2022 that begins in fall 2021. Online program applicants - be sure to choose the online option in the application. We urge all applicants to apply early, so your application can be processed quickly, and we can discuss internship options with you. The priority application deadline is April 15 (final deadline is June 30). 

For more information about the application process, please visit the Graduate Admissions Office's Application Process page.

For any questions, please contact the Assistant Program Director Muna Killingback at muna.killingback@umb.edu.

COVID-19 Update
To ensure the safety of our campus community, most UMass Boston programs are operating in hybrid/remote fashion only. Online programs are proceeding as usual. To be informed when a determination is made for future semesters, please complete the form above. For more information, visit umb.edu/coronavirus.