• $1.1M National Science Foundation grant for research on Resilient & Sustainable Buildings

    CIV Mehrdad Sasani, David Fannon, Matthias Ruth, & Matthew Eckelman were awarded a $1.1M NSF grant for “A Decision and Design Framework for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings”

    $1.1M National Science Foundation grant for research on Resilient & Sustainable Buildings
  • Stephanie Pollack selected as MA Secretary of Transportation

    On January 13th, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Stephanie Pollack would become the new Secretary of Transportation for Massachusetts. Stephanie was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director working alongside Director Barry Bluestone.  She headed up all of the transportation research projects at the Center… read more

    Stephanie Pollack selected as MA Secretary of Transportation
  • A Message From Interim Director Matthias Ruth

    “As the Interim Director of the School, I am looking forward to making fundamental contributions to the issues we research, creating solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges, and having lasting, positive impact on the people we reach – be they in classrooms, city halls or boardrooms, in our neighborhoods or around the world.”

    A Message From Interim Director Matthias Ruth
  • Master of Public Administration

    “Northeastern prepared me for my career in many ways. It afforded me the ability to work and attend school at the same time. The access to faculty was excellent and allowed me to tailor my degree to my own interests. It was a great experience.” — Austin Faison, MPA 2011 Junior Analyst, SomerStat, Somerville, MA

    Master of Public Administration

Information Sessions

Join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about our programs and hear directly from administrators, faculty and current students.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT

SPPUA In the News


Column: Why Tsarnaev should not get the death penalty

Despite the defense’s concession, the prosecution proceeded to call 92 witnesses to the stand, presenting in excruciating detail the pain and devastation caused by the Tsarnaev brothers as part of their self-styled jihadist attack on America. The purpose was to set the stage for the real challenge that lies ahead in the penalty phase, when the jury will be tasked with choosing between the death penalty and a sentence of life without parole eligibility.


More Proof That Graduating in the Recession Was Awful

“Employers were able to get that college-educated worker on the cheap,” said Alicia Sasser Modestino, a Northeastern University professor and the paper’s lead author.

More In The News...

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Giardino

MURP, '12

Elizabeth Giardino, a graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Policy program, tells us about the coursework and internships that led her to her current role at Abt Associates.

Faculty Research Round-Up: Gavin Shatkin

Associate Professor, Public Policy and Architecture

Gavin Shatkin is an associate professor with appointments in the Policy School and in the School of Architecture. He is also the Editor of "Contesting the Indian City: Global Visions and the Politics of the Local" (Wiley).

When our faculty aren’t busy teaching or conducting research, they’re often publishing or promoting their work. Here’s a look at what he has been working on.

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