Brown University
Public Policy

Master of Public Affairs (MPA)

at the Watson Institute

Did you know Brown offers a one-year MPA at the Watson Institute?

The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) at the Watson Institute is an exciting one-year (June to May) program with an emphasis on analytical skills, global policy, and field experience. Students will learn key skills including policy analysis, writing, communication, evaluation, and how to translate their ideas for change into reality.

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New Fifth-Year Option for Brown Undergraduates

Brown University undergraduates have the opportunity to stay for a fifth year to earn a Master of Public Affairs. Students are required to apply for this program before they complete their undergraduate study. The fifth-year MPA is open to Brown students from any undergraduate concentration.