John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

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  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Conflict Resolution, MA and MA Certificate
Global Governance, and Human Security, PhD, MA and International Relations, MA
Gerontology, PhD, MS and Management of Aging Services, MS
Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy, Graduate Certificate
Public Policy, PhD and MPA tracks

Our Program

We are grounded in the notion that knowledge, research, and inquiry can drive better public policies to improve people's lives.

Dedicated to advancing a more productive, equitable, and sustainable world through education, research, and public service. We are deeply invested in educating and mentoring the next generation of local and global thought leaders, public servants, change agents, and academics. Offering the following programs by department:

Department of Conflict Resolution, Global Governance, and Human Security:

  • Conflict Resolution, MA
  • Conflict Resolution, Graduate Certificate 
  • Global Governance and Human Security, PhD 
  • Global Governance and Human Security, MA 
  • International Relations, MA 

Department of Gerontology:

  • Gerontology, PhD
  • Gerontology, MS
  • Management of Aging Services, MS 

Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs:

  • Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy, Graduate Certificate 
  • Public Administration, MPA
  • Public Administration, Gender Leadership and Public Policy track
  • Public Administration, Municipal Managers track
  • Public Policy, PhD


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $60


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Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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