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    Transform your potential into engaged policymaking, effective public management and creative social enterprise.

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    CPPA is recognized nationally for integrating social equity into our academic and practical work.

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.

News

Kicking Off the Challenge for Tomorrow's Leaders

The Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) is excited to announce the Challenge for Tomorrow’s Leaders — a fundraising campaign that will provide our students with twice as many ways to connect ideas with action.

Pader Wins Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Teaching

Associate Professor Ellen Pader, one of CPPA's founding faculty members, has received the university's 2014-2015 Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Teaching.

Capstone Conference Set for May 4

CPPA students, faculty, alumni and friends are invited to this year’s Capstone Conference on Monday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Gordon 302-304.