"The amount of expertise and experience my instructors bring into the classroom has been a highlight of my experience. They make the concepts and theories understandable because they have applied them to real life scenarios, and they bring those lessons into the classroom creating opportunities for “ah ha” moments."
"It's been almost 8 years since I started working in the public sector. After stints in portfolios that included social and economic policy, and as well as strategic planning, I thought it was time to take stock of my career and upgrade my skills to chart the next lap."
“I had worked in philanthropy for almost 7 years and learned a lot about the intersection of policy and philanthropic investments, but I needed more skills to understand the real impact of social change investment and measure impact. The MPA at Goldman is equipping me with the strategic and analytical skills necessary to identify, consume, and evaluate the effectiveness of policy interventions. Getting an MPA at Goldman means that I can leverage the technical skills I received in management school with the rich multidisciplinary policy analysis curriculum offered at GSPP.”
"In addition to the prestigious reputation of UC Berkeley among the scientific and academic community, and how well regarded the Goldman School is in policy circles, what really attracted me was the strong sense of community that I felt when I first visited Goldman, and the special focus they place on providing the necessary tools to successfully address the wide range of issues that governments face in the real world."
"Our cohort has had an amazing opportunity to engage with our instructors on a personal level. Because our cohort is small, we get to talk to them both as faculty and advisers, and also to hear their personal experiences and stories. The Goldman school has done an excellent job blending traditional academic-track faculty with faculty members that come from the private and public sectors."
"I've always wanted to pursue a Master's degree. This year seemed like the right time to finally go for it because I am increasingly leading projects and teams at work, and want to improve my ability to identify, evaluate, and implement alternatives to the status quo."