MPP program overview - UMass Dartmouth by wuzhenguang


									                                                                                                   Professor Michael D. Goodman, Department Chair
                                 G R A D U A T E                 S T U D I E S                     508.910.6986,

               MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY (MPP) Program

               Program overview                                                                 Affiliated faculty members

                  The Department of Public Policy is an interdisciplinary academic                 The MPP Program also has additional affiliated faculty in the
                  department that offers its students a wide variety of graduate                   Departments of Economics and Educational Leadership who regularly
                  educational options including a traditional and online Master of Public          teach public policy courses in their areas of expertise.
                  Policy (MPP) program, and online graduate certificates in                         Mark Paige PhD, JD, University of Wisconsin Madison;
                  environmental policy and educational policy.                                     Assistant Professor, specializes in Education Policy and Law.
                                                                                                    João Paraskeva PhD, University of Minho; Associate
                  All of the Department’s programs of study center around courses that             Professor, specializes in Educational Leadership, Critical Theory and
                  emphasize the development of policy analysis, applied research, and              Educational Policy Studies.
                  public management skills.                                                         Ricardo Rosa PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison; Assistant
                                                                                                   Professor, specializes in Education Policy and curriculum theory
                  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        Application requirements
                  who regularly work closely with policymakers in federal, state and local
                  government and a myriad of non-governmental organizations.                       Earned baccalaureate degree
                                                                                                         All applicants to the Master of Public Policy must have an
                                                                                                   earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited 4-year college or
               Faculty and principal areas of expertise                                            university in the United States or comparable non-U.S. degree/
                                                                                                   diploma from a recognized foreign institution of higher education at
                       Clyde W. Barrow, PhD, Political Science, University of                     the time of matriculation. Undergraduate seniors may apply in their

                  California, Los Angeles, Chancellor Professor, and Director, Center for          final semester with the expectation that they will have graduated
                  Policy Analysis specializes in Massachusetts public policy, policy               prior to enrolling in MPP courses.

                  formation, gaming policy, and regional economic development.
                   Michael D. Goodman PhD, Sociology, Boston University,                          Graduate school application
                  Associate Professor and Department Chair, specializes in economic                      All applicants to the Master of Public Policy must complete
                  development, demographic analysis and housing policy and is Co-                  and submit UMass Dartmouth’s Graduate School Application. The
                  Editor of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts                       application may be submitted electronically or by mail. See
                  economy published by the UMass Donahue Institute in collaboration      
                  with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  
                   Weiwei Lin, Ph.D, Public Administration, Rutgers-Newark,                       The deadline for submitting your application is MARCH 1 for Fall
                  Assistant Professor who specializes in public and non-profit                     admission. Students interested in enrolling at other times have the
                  management, performance measurement and quantitative methods.                    option of taking up to two courses prior to being accepted into the

                   Devon Lynch, PhD, Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder,                  program or may apply for admission to one of the Department’s two
                  Assistant Professor, has a joint appointment and teaches both in the             online certificate programs. These courses will count towards the MPP
                  Department of Public Policy and the Department of Economics. His                 if the student is subsequently accepted into the Master’s program.
                  interest is applied microeconomics, particularly in the field of public and
                  labor economics and his research focus is on enterprise zone programs.           Letters of recommendation
                   Chad McGuire, JD, Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law,                               Every applicant will be required to submit at least two letters of
                  L.L.M., Environmental Law, University of San Diego School of Law; Ph.D.          recommendation. For recent recipients of the bachelor’s degree, at
                  Candidate, Environmental Science, University of Massachusetts Boston,            least one of the letters should be from a professor familiar with the
                  Assistant Professor, specializes in environmental law and policy and             student’s academic work.
                  oversees the Department’s Certificate Program in Environmental Policy.
                   Shawna E. Sweeney, PhD, Political Science, Binghamton                          Statement of purpose (essay)
                  University, Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate, Center                  Admission into the MPP program at UMass Dartmouth requires
                  for Policy Analysis, specializes in women’s public policy issues, human          an essay of 600-900 words explaining the applicant’s interest in the
                  rights policy, and globalization policies.                                       program and purpose for applying to the program. The essay should
                                                                                                   include the applicant’s graduate study objectives, previous policy-
                                                                                                   related or public management experience, and undergraduate
                                                                                                   preparation for the course of study. The applicant should also submit
                                                                                                   a resume or a curriculum vitae.
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                                                                        Other requirements                                                            Course requirements

                                                                           Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate                                 See
                                                                           Management Admissions Test (GMAT)                                             graduateprograms/mopp/
                                                                                 Applicants to the Master of Public Policy must submit GRE               for additional program information including
                                                                           (general test), or GMAT scores taken within 5 years of the                    course listings and descriptions.
                                                                           application. Applicants that have already earned a graduate degree
                                                                           from an accredited institution are not required to submit GRE scores.
                                                                                 Applicants who have earned a graduate certificate in                     Eight Core courses (24 credits)
                                                                           environmental or educational policy from the UMass Dartmouth                       POL 500 Public Institutions & the Policy Process
                                                                           Department of Public Policy are not required to submit GRE scores.                 POL 510 Public Management
                                                                                                                                                              POL 530 Policy Analysis
                                                                           Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)                                      POL 540 Microeconomics for Public Policy
                                                                                 Applicants whose native language is not English are required to              POL 541 State & Local Public Finance
                                                                           demonstrate that they are proficient in English by taking the TOEFL,               POL 580 Statistical Analysis
                                                                           which is administered worldwide. A minimum TOEFL score of 250 is                   POL 581 Research Methods for Public Policy
                                                                           required on the computer-based test and a minimum score of 600 is                  POL 585 Applied Policy Research Seminar
                                                                           required for the paper version of the test.                                       Policy Area Concentration (9 credits)
                                                                                 This requirement is waived only for those who had English as                Free Elective (3 credits)
                                                                           their primary language for secondary school or college instruction,               Internship (1-3 credits) PST 599 Public Policy Internship
                                                                           who have successfully completed a year of advanced secondary
                                                                           school or college/university study in the US, or who can be present in
                                                                           person to meet with officials of the university at the time of             For more information, contact
                                                                           application for admission.
                                                                                                                                                         Professor Michael D. Goodman, Department Chair

                                                                        To earn a degree
                                                                                                                                                      Please forward all credentials to:
                                                                           To complete the MPP degree students must:
                                                                            Complete a total of 13 courses, including 8 courses from the                Office of Graduate Studies
                                                                           program’s common curriculum, 3 courses in the student’s selected              UMass Dartmouth
                                                                           policy concentration area, 1 free elective, and an Internship.                285 Old Westport Road
                                                                            Apply their knowledge in the field. The UMass Dartmouth MPP                 North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
                                                                           requires students with less than 2 years of substantial and relevant          508.999.8604, phone
                                                                           public policy or public management experience to complete an                  508.999.8183, fax
                                                                           internship. The field work component of the Internship (2 credits) will
                                                                           be waived if an individual has at least 2 years substantial and relevant
                                                                           work experience in a policy making or public management position,
                                                                           although all students must enroll in the academic seminar component
                                                                           of the Internship.
                                                                            Compile and present a professional e-portfolio. In their final
                                                                           semester students present a professional portfolio of the work they

                                                                           completed during the program before a faculty committee for review
                                                                           and approval. Students should begin developing their professional
                                                                           portfolio in their first semester of study.
                                                                            Demonstrate mastery of an area of professional specialization.
                                                                           Students must select a policy area concentration by the beginning of
                                                                           their second semester. Available concentration areas include:

                                                                                Public Management
                                                                                Educational Policy
                                                                                Environmental Policy

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