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Master of Public Administration


The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree
that prepares students for a career in management of government
and nonprofit organizations.

What You'll Do

  • Develop the skills to become responsible managers and policy makers by learning strategic decision-making.
  • Analyze the ethical considerations confronting public and nonprofit organizations serving diverse communities in an evolving world.
  • Elevate critical thinking skills that are both job relevant and theoretically grounded.
  • Cultivate the ability to organize information and ideas and to communicate them effectively, both in written reports and oral presentations.
  • Engage in the development of leadership skills to successfully communicate with a range of individuals, communities and organizations.
  • Deepen the commitment to public service within the public sector.
  • Work closely with a faculty advisor to expand their skills through scholarly and professional opportunities beyond the classroom.

What You'll Study

  • PS 502 Fundamentals of Public Administration
  • PS 505 Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • PS 518 Public Policy Analysis
  • PS 545 Research Methods for Public Administrators

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Government positions
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Parks and recreation
  • Human Resources


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