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Advisement

Advisors

The following faculty members are the academic advisors for the following students:

Certificate Programs

 

Education Policy

Professor Paige: mpaige@umassd.edu

Environmental Policy

Professor McGuire: cmcguire@umassd.edu

Public Management

Professor Anguelov: nanguelov@umassd.edu

 MPP Program

 

Education Concentration

Professor Paige: mpaige@umassd.edu

Environment Concentration

Professor McGuire: cmcguire@umassd.edu

Public Management Concentration

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           A-F

     Professor Anguelov

nanguelov@umassd.edu 

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    Professor Goodman

mgoodman@umassd.edu

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   Professor Sweeney

ssweeney@umassd.edu

 In addition to our specific certificate and concentration areas, our faculty have expertise and interest in the following areas:

Climate Change

Professor McGuire

Enterprise Zones

Professor Lynch (dlynch@umassd.edu)

Global Finance

Professor Anguelov

Social Policy

Professor Goodman

Women’s Rights and Globalization

Professor Sweeney


Advisement Process

Advising for the Graduate Certificate Programs can be found on the homepages for each program:

Advising for the Master of Public Policy is a relatively simple process. The first step is to become aware of the program requirements, including major requirements and course scheduling. The second step is to make two choices: concentration area (education, environment, public management) and one elective course. The following sequence is provided to help students in the advising process:

Once you have an idea of course sequencing and the schedule of courses required for the program, you can then make a determination of what concentration area you wish to pursue. If you need help in making this determination, please note the Professor's indicated above for advisement in particular concentration areas.

Using the recommended course schedule, advising form, and schedule of courses offered, begin to complete your advising form. See where the opportunity exists to add your elective course (semester) and determine what courses are available to fill this requirement. Contact your adviser with a filled-out advising form to aid in any advising questions you might have. 

Note that you should contact your advisor at the beginning of the semester in which you matriculate into the program. After your first semester you should contact your advisor towards the end of each semester for the following semester planning. For example, contact your advisor in late November/early December for Spring course choices. Then contact your advisor in late April/early May for the following Fall's course selection. Faculty are not available during the summer months for advising, so take care to make appropriate advising plans well in advance of following semesters.

Following this simplified process outlined above will provide you with a clear sense of the requirements for the program and allow you to maintain a good deal of control over your sequencing of courses and overall understanding of program requirements to ensure you move through the program with as much ease as possible.

 

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