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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Department of Public Policy

North Dartmouth, MA

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Overview

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / Department of Public Policy is located in North Dartmouth, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Educational policy
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy
(Graduate Certificate) Environmental policy
(Graduate Certificate) Public management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Other Advanced Degrees 24

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or GMAT (waived if applicant has already earned a graduate degree from accredited school or if applicant has successfully completed the educational, environmental or public management certificate program)
E-portfolio

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

55
Applied
52
Accepted
33
Enrolled
95%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or GMAT (waived if applicant has already earned a graduate degree from accredited school or if applicant has successfully completed the educational, environmental or public management certificate program)
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, 2 letters of recommendation, official transcripts
Additional Entrance Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, official transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits

Student Body

71
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.86%
Black or African American 8.45%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.41%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

5
Total faculty
Full-time - 4
Part-time - 1

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental justice, sustainability, international trade and finance, corporate social responsibility, global governance
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
9,000

Location & Contact

Address 285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA  02747-2300
United States
Contact Chad McGuire
Graduate Program Director, Public Policy
Email: cmcguire@umassd.edu
Phone: 508-999-8520

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