• Professional Training

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

  • Engage

    Your education and your impact extend far beyond our classroom walls.

  • Dedicated to Equity

    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

State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer to Join CPPA Faculty

State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer will join the faculty of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst after he retires in January from a 26-year career as a state lawmaker.

CPPA Announces Spring 2015 Faculty Colloquium Series

The spring 2015 CPPA Faculty Colloquium Series offers an exciting lineup of accomplished researchers who will speak on a diversity of topics that have significant policy implications.

Undergrads Present Policymaking for Social Change Projects

Undergraduates in Policymaking for Social Change presented their final projects last week, showcasing their passion for social justice and grasp of policymaking basics.