New accelerated Masters in Public Policy

Many of you who are considering law school are also thinking about careers in policy-making.  You’ll want to check out this great new opportunity from the UMass Center for Public Policy and Administration—the accelerated Masters in Public Policy:

The 36-credit interdisciplinary Master of Public Policy (MPP) program educates individuals to become public and nonprofit sector leaders, as well as effective advocates for social change. It is an accelerated MPP degree program targeted to outstanding Five College students. The MPP program integrates theoretical learning with multiple opportunities for practical applications and offers students a more policy-focused degree option than our Master of Public Policy and Administration.

Current seniors (class of 2012) are eligible to apply, but the deadline is approaching fast—January 12, 2012.

Current juniors (class of 2013) are also eligible to apply, but have until March 1st to apply.

The GRE is not required for admission (for Five College students).

The CPPA website has more information about the new program’s curriculum and application process.