Welcome to the Department of Public Policy!
The Department of Public Policy is an interdisciplinary academic department that offers its students a wide variety of graduate educational options including a traditional and online Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, and online graduate certificates in environmental policy and educational policy. All of the Department's programs of study center around courses that emphasize the development of policy analysis, applied research, and public management skills.
UMass Dartmouth's Department of Public Policy offers students the opportunity to work with and learn from an interdisciplinary community of scholars who are actively engaged in the world of public policy and who regularly work closely with policymakers in federal, state and local government and a myriad of non-governmental organizations.
The Department is also home to the Center for Policy Analysis (CFPA), a nationally renowned applied social science research organization. CFPA provides its clients with custom designed research and technical analysis in the areas of economic development, public management, program evaluation and public opinion research and offers the Department's students the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in real-world settings.
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