The MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) is an intensive, 12-to-16-month graduate degree program that focuses on human-animal relationships and their implications for policy and community action. While students enter the program with different interests, skills, philosophies, and aspirations, all share a passion for understanding human-animal relationships and promoting the status of animals in society.
As a MAPP student, you will have opportunities to meet and network with alumni and faculty contacts so you can begin to build your own network to help set you up for success post-graduation.
"The reason I chose the MAPP Program was it seemed so diverse in everything that it covered. I learned how to look at animal protection/humane protection in an economic, psychological and historic way."
"The Master's in Animals and Public Policy laid the foundation for me to be in the regulatory compliance field."
The Animal Matters Seminars will start again next (spring) semester.
All students in the MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program take core courses that examine the changing roles of animals in society, teach students how to effectively evaluate research and policy arguments, and polish their communication skills.
Alumni of the MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) work all over the world from the smallest local animal shelter to large non-profits and government organizations. Here are just a few of our recent alumni.
Through my work as New Hampshire State Director for The Humane Society of the United States, Lindsay focuses on improving state policy for all animals including companion animals, farm animals and wildlife.
A veterinary technician and teacher of conservation education programs in her home state of New Jersey, Corinne (Lackner) Stephens’ passion for animals and her community played a role in her everyday life.
Prior to MAPP, Kali was working in small animal & wildlife medicine and sea turtle & marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, as well as community based healthcare for homeless youth in downtown Boston.
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