“Northeastern prepared me for my career in many ways. It afforded me the ability to work and attend school at the same time. The access to faculty was excellent and allowed me to tailor my degree to my own interests. It was a great experience.” — Austin Faison, MPA 2011 Junior Analyst, SomerStat, Somerville, MA
The Master of Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) degree is designed to produce professionals able to think across fields of expertise to see and act upon the links among environmental systems, land use and transportation systems, infrastructure development, and housing and community…
The Law and Public Policy program examines public policy from an interdisciplinary law and social science perspective. Our students engage in public policy analysis and research in several areas including crime, law and justice; health policy; labor market analysis and workforce development; health policy; sustainability and climate change; and urban policy. LPP graduates enter careers… read more
The Dukakis Center conducts interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with civic leaders and scholars both within and beyond Northeastern University, to identify and implement real solutions to the critical challenges facing urban areas throughout Greater Boston, the Commonwealth, and the nation…
Why Choose Northeastern?
The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs builds on Northeastern’s reputation for experiential learning and solving real-world problems. Through co-ops, internships, capstone projects and research with faculty in our centers, students extend classroom learning to gain substantive experience that employers value. Graduates find jobs as policy analysts, heads of nonprofit, public, and private-sector organizations, and as faculty in higher education institutions.
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James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, comments on the Long Island Rail Road massacre in a recent AP Story that revisits individuals impacted by that fateful day 20 years ago.
James Alan Fox weighs in on juvenile justice vs. juvenile punishment in Massachusetts in light of the Philip Chism case.
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Fellowship Spotlight: Abadur Rahman
Abadur Rahman, a second year Master of Regional and Urban Policy student, shares what he learned during his summer fellowship through the Harvard Kennedy School Rappaport Institute.
Faculty Research Round-Up: Matthias Ruth
|Professor, Public Policy and Civil and Environmental Engineering|
Matthias Ruth is a full professor with appointments in the Policy School and in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also currently Editor in Chief of "Urban Climate" (Elsevier) and Book Series Editor of "Modeling Dynamic Systems" (Springer).
When our faculty aren’t busy teaching or conducting research, they’re often publishing or promoting their work. Here’s a look at what he has been working on.