“As the Interim Director of the School, I am looking forward to making fundamental contributions to the issues we research, creating solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges, and having lasting, positive impact on the people we reach – be they in classrooms, city halls or boardrooms, in our neighborhoods or around the world.”
“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
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, October 16 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT
SPPUA In the News
September 16, 2014
Researchers at Northeastern University estimate that Massachusetts manufacturers will have to fill 100,000 jobs over the next decade just from retiring workers, let alone from any new jobs created.
September 11, 2014
“The job picture looks better than it has in a while,” said Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economist at Northeastern University. “But you have to have the right skills. That’s the key. You have to have the right skills.”
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.