2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs 
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2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Policy, MA (MAPP)

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Public Policy (MAPP)


The New England College’s Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) program prepares students for opportunities in both the public and private sector for positions in and out of government, public policy and advocacy groups or in any industry that an in‐depth knowledge of the policy process is desired. The MAPP curriculm focuses on the intersection between poilicy and politics by taking advantage of faculty who are scholar practitioners in the policy world. The work of our MAPP faculty is complemented by our Leadership Seminars which brings to campus, experts whose work seeks to advance public policy in a host of issue areas.

Program Outcomes

  • Collect, synthesize, and  analyze information to better understand contemporary public policy issues; 
  • Contribute to teams working on policy research and formulation;
  • Apply negotiation tools to collaboratively reach consensus and identification of common objectives in diverse populations with diverging interests;
  • Be familiar with the key governmental institutions that formulate and implement public policy;
  • Articulate the nuances of political processes at the local, state, and national levels, and how they influence the formulation and implementation of public policy;
  • Understand public budgeting and resource allocation;
  • Differentiate between various methods of conducting and assessing program evaluation;
  • Carry out applied research to support communicating effectively in the policy realm.

Key Features:

  • Designed to accommodate the working professional through a hybrid delivery model. Class meets one night per week with an online component built in
  • Class is held in our downtown Concord location, in the heart of the NH Government offices
  • A 36 credit program delivered in 7 week terms
  • Leadership Seminars, bringing in speakers and policy makers for workshops, lectures, and conversations around specific topics.
  • Tuition discount and course waiver agreement for NH State Employees/NHBET graduates

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