“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.
Join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about our programs and hear directly from administrators, faculty and current students.
Thursday, April 24
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
SPPUA In the News
Jamie Fox says we, and particularly the media, should focus on stories of recovery and resiliency on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Rebecca Riccio and Lisa Wong, mayor of Fitchburg, shared insights on local philanthropy at Northeastern’s third annual Social Impact Conference on Monday.
James Alan Fox says Fort Hood is latest example of unnecessary panic created by misuse of this terminology.
Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Giardino
Elizabeth Giardino, a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Policy program, tells us about the coursework and internships that led her to her current role at Abt Associates.
Faculty Research Round-Up: Gavin Shatkin
|Associate Professor, Public Policy and Architecture|
Gavin Shatkin is an associate professor with appointments in the Policy School and in the School of Architecture. He is also the Editor of "Contesting the Indian City: Global Visions and the Politics of the Local" (Wiley).
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.