At the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, students with a military background become effective contributors to social, economic, and environmental change, in careers spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as academia. Through our interdisciplinary programs and cutting-edge research centers, students create lasting solutions to issues of pressing concern at local, state, national, and international levels.
Northeastern offers dedicated resources for military and veteran students, including the Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers and the Student Veterans Organization. You have served our country. Now, it's time for us to serve you. Read More>>
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Master of Public Administration, United States Marine Corps veteran
"Many times veterans possess a unique viewpoint that can help add an additional layer of diversity into the student population. The military teaches you to be disciplined in all that you do, and to work well as a team. I have found that these skills have been instrumental in helping drive my success during my academic and professional career."
Master of Public Administration, Military Active Duty
"If, like me, you serve in a combat role, you can also be successful in the public policy arena. The skills I’ve learned in combat units—organization, leadership, communication and teamwork—transfer very well. Here are five ways that a military background can translate to the public policy field."