UMass Dartmouth’s online Master of Public Policy (MPP) program has earned a top 10 ranking on BestColleges.com, a national website designed to help prospective students find the school that best meets their needs.
The site ranks a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs based on “career support services, available specializations, student outcomes, and course availability.”
The MPP program provides preparation for advancement or employment in state, federal and municipal governments. It also is well suited for leadership of non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and business, trade and labor associations. The course of study focuses on policy analysis, applied research and public management skills.
MPP graduates are currently employed in leadership positions at the following organizations:
United Nations Development Program
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
Boulder, Colorado Department of Parks and Recreation
Trustees of the Reservation
Westport Conservation Land Trust
New Bedford Office of Planning
Pennsylvania Governor's Office
American Society of Civil Engineers
The program is affiliated with the Public Policy Center; UMass Dartmouth’s applied social science research, technical assistance, and public service unit. The Center is supported by a highly experienced team of professionals who leverage the skills and expertise of UMass faculty, staff, and students to meet the needs of clients and partners.