Advance your public policy and urban affairs career with a Northeastern University degree

Master of Public Administration
Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, Online

Leadership in the public and non-profit world has its own unique set of challenges. These are sectors that need professionals who can both manage and lead, who can inspire others, build solid coalitions, and ultimately analyze, plan, budget, and implement policy initiatives effectively. Northeastern’s Master of Public Administration prepares you to meet that need. The program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and is dedicated to helping students develop the unique skill set and knowledge base they will need to be leaders in the public and non-profit sectors.  


Master of Science in Urban and Regional Policy
Boston campus with online and evening courses

The 21st century will see most of us living in urban areas. As a result, policy-makers will need creative solutions to the economic, social, environmental, and political challenges facing these cities. And they will have to analyze those challenges within the context of our complex and integrated global economies. Students in the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Policy program analyze and develop real-world solutions to these challenges. Graduates are prepared to join the next generation of key strategists in urban and regional policy-making and gain the ability to analyze economic, technological, and social trends, develop effective policy responses, and move those policies toward implementation.


Master of Science in Law and Public Policy
Boston campus with online and evening courses

Law and public policy are deeply intertwined. That’s why our Master of Science in Law and Public Policy degree program approaches public policy from both legal and interdisciplinary social science perspectives. The program prepares students to enter leadership careers in government, law, nonprofit, and research organizations. Students in the program analyze and develop real-world solutions to a variety of public policy and legal issues. Program graduates will be part of the next generation of leaders with a firm grasp of how policy is made and how to influence and impact the process.

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