Master of Public Affairs, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Brown University
Providence, RI


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

Master of Public Affairs

Our Program

The Master of Public Affairs degree at Brown University is housed at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The program's small cohort size leverages opportunity to connect with faculty and alumni. Students will develop the analytic, communication, and strategic leadership skills they need to tackle societal challenges. Unique to Brown's MPA program is an emphasis on experiential learning through an experiential element to the program:

  • The “Policy in Action Consultancy,” a hands-on, one-credit learning program designed to help students shape and implement an innovative project on-site with a with a client in the nonprofit, public, or private sector.

Learn more about Brown University's innovative MPA Program on our website.



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