UMass Boston's Public Policy PhD program starts with a commitment to social equity. Our students conduct interdisciplinary research and examine policy issues related to economic development, education, immigration, health care, housing and urban affairs, nonprofit organizations, and racial justice.
Small classes promote the personal and intellectual growth of each cohort member. The student-faculty ratio is often less than 10:1. Graduate assistantships cover full tuition and partial fee and health insurance charges for the first three years of study. Research opportunities available in our McCormack Graduate School centers and institutes provide students with hands-on research experience.