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Public Policy and Gender,Cultural Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Boston, MA, United States
The dual degree program in Gender/Cultural Studies (GCS) and Public Policy (MPP) is designed for students who would like to combine the pragmatic approach of Public Policy with the broader, creative insight of theory.
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Overview

This program is ideal preparation for those with a particular interest in issues of diversity, race, gender, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation in public policy. Students must apply and be admitted to both programs. Students will be enrolled in both programs simultaneously and work with an advisor from each program to tailor their studies to meet their needs and interests.

Programme Structure

  • Policy Analysis
  • Social Policy
  • Economic Policy 
  • Quantitative Analysis 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed online application or paper application form
  • Current résumé
  • Statement of purpose that addresses the following: Describe your academic and nonacademic background, your reasons for applying to the MPP program, and how your future goals will be supported by obtaining this degree. 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores 
  • Academic or policy-based writing sample
  • Official college transcripts from every college or university attended. Must include degree conferral.
  • TOEFL scores, if English is not the applicant's first language
  • Non-refundable application fee of $35

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1052 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1052 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1052 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1052 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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