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Welcome to the Center for Public Policy and Administration

The Center for Public Policy and Administration is the hub of interdisciplinary public policy research, teaching and engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our faculty teach and conduct rigorous research to realize social change and solve problems for the common good. Our classes are small, and the impact we have on our students and on the outside world is big.


Ahead of Irish Vote, Badgett Addresses Marriage Equality

CPPA Director M.V. Lee Badgett spoke last week in Dublin, as Ireland prepares for a national referendum on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

Policy and Program Evaluation Offered Online Summer 2015

Need credits? Want skills? Consider taking Policy and Program Evaluation online this summer, May 18-June 26.

EEOC Commissioner Describes Path to New Federal Understanding of Sex Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Chai Feldblum described our nation’s journey toward recognition of sexual orientation and gender identity rights in the workplace.