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Thomas VicinoIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the Master of Public Administration, an academic program of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University. Our community is an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners conducting cutting edge research and translational work to serve the public good.

A nationally ranked and NASPAA accredited management and leadership degree program, the MPA equips our students with skills in policy analysis, program evaluation, research methods, and communications. Our program is equally committed to experiential education, offering students career-oriented experience through internships, small group projects, and other interactions with professionals in the field. These experiences empower our students to move into a wide array of public and nonprofit sector positions at the local, state, national, and international levels. Our strong network of alumni throughout the world connect students to these many opportunities.

I welcome you to join our vibrant community of scholars, students, and community partners, dedicated to serving and advancing the public good.


Thomas J. Vicino
Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs
Director, Master of Public Administration