• Master of Public Administration

    “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

    Master of Public Administration
  • M.S. in Urban and Regional Policy

    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…

    M.S. in Urban and Regional Policy
  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy

    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

    M.S. and Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy
  • The Dukakis Center

    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…

    The Dukakis Center

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SPPUA In the News

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WBUR – Bystander Approach Teaches That Others Play Role In Preventing Sexual Violence

Northeastern’s human services courses and programming are empowering students to learn more about sexual assault and how they can become active bystanders.

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USA Today – Focus on marathon resiliency, not tragedy: Column

Jamie Fox says we, and particularly the media, should focus on stories of recovery and resiliency on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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news@Northeastern – The power of local philanthropy

Rebecca Riccio and Lisa Wong, mayor of Fitchburg, shared insights on local philanthropy at Northeastern’s third annual Social Impact Con­fer­ence on Monday.

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Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Giardino

MURP, '12


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.

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