UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, is home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. It boasts a world-class faculty committed to performance and growth in scholarship, opportunity, diversity and inclusion. It is a research intensive, land-grant institution with growing research expenditures currently totaling more than $195 million annually. Further information about the University's strategic plan can be found on the Chancellor's Office website. For more information about the University of Massachusetts community, please visit https://www.umass.edu/prospective-faculty/.
The School of Public Policy offers a 37-credit Master of Public Policy and a 48-credit Master of Public Policy and Administration degree, and is launching an undergraduate major in Public Policy. It is located at UMass Amherst, an R1 research university that is the flagship campus in the University of Massachusetts system.