The Muskie School of Public Service is Maine’s distinguished public policy school, combining an extensive applied research and technical assistance portfolio with rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs in geography-anthropology, community planning and development (CPD), public health (MPH), and public policy and management (PPM). The school is nationally recognized for applying innovative knowledge to critical issues in the fields of sustainable development and health and human service policy and management, and is home to the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.

News & Events

Picture of the cover of "Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System"
"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System," released by the Muskie School of Public Service, reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.
Photo of Chelsea Malacara, 2015-16 Maine policy scholar
The University of Southern Maine is proud to announce that Chelsea Malacara has been named a Maine Policy Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year.
photo of the anatomy of a mosquito used during lime and tick prevention lesson. Courtesy of centralmaine.com
Graduate students from the Muskie School of Public Service have been visiting elementary school classrooms around the state to educate kids about the dangers of diseases caused by ticks and mosquitoes.
September 23, 2015
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
USM-Portland campus, Abromson Center

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Grounded in the principles and values of public service practiced by the late Senator Edmund S. Muskie, the Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning, and management.  

 

Muskie Public Health Graduate Students Present at Maine CDC Conference

MPH graduate student Trevey Davis describing the academic program to a conference attendee at Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference

The Muskie School of Public Service, Graduate Program in Public Health, and the Maine Public Health Institute exhibited at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference and the concurrent Immunization Annual Conference.

Program Feature

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The Maine Food Strategy, in conjunction with the Muskie School of Public Service, has released its 2014 Consumer Survey Report, which offers insight on Mainers’ purchasing habits, “Maine” as a brand choice, local food and seafood purchasing budgets, and food self-provisioning.

New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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