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Public Administration, MPA

Thank you for your interest! The MPA program's Fall 2022 admission cycle has CLOSED.

The admission cycle for Fall 2023 will be announced after September 2022.

For more information about application requirements, visit this link.

UMass Boston's MPA program imparts the skills and insight you need to effectively lead and manage public programs. We teach the essentials in budgeting and finance, economics, ethics, organizational behavior, politics, and statistics. Graduates go on to become leaders in government, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks our MPA program as #69 in the nation. We maintain strict NASPAA accreditation, and we also offer a specialized Gender, Leadership, & Public Policy Track of the MPA program.

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