Graduate Programs

Master of Public Affairs

Cultivating and elevating future global leaders to address pressing societal challenges

The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) is a rigorous, one-year program that prepares students to be public policy leaders, analysts and advocates in government, politics, and the nonprofit and private sectors, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Our MPA students gain key professional skills for an impactful career in public affairs — in just one year.

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Graduate Program in Development

A Ph.D. with a difference

The Watson Institute's Graduate Program in Development (GPD) supports training and research for Ph.D. candidates. The GPD seeks to promote social science research on processes of social, political and economic transformation in the developing world with a special focus on the problem of inequality. 

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