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Public Administration (MPA)

The Graduate Program in Public Administration (PADM) is designed to provide widely varied educational opportunities in the fields of public and not-for-profit management. Graduate study opportunities are available for those currently employed as well as for recent graduates seeking a career in the public service. Both full-time and part-time study programs are available on a degree and non-degree basis.

Students in PADM are encouraged to become aware of the public service environment, the values that guide public service and the critical and analytical skills necessary to formulate, implement and evaluate public service decisions.

Program faculty, all of whom hold doctoral degrees and have public service management experience, have been selected from the several academic areas most pertinent to public sector applications. Adjunct faculty are highly trained, qualified and experienced academics and practitioners.

What are the degree options?

  • The College of Business and Public Administration offers the following Public Administration degrees:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Advanced Standing Masters of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Administration with Health Service Administration Specialization
  • Public Management Development Certificates Program
  • Dual Masters degrees include:
  • Master of Public Administration/Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Adminsitration/Master of Social Work
  • Master of Public Adminsitration/Master of Urban and Regional Planning

What can I do with my degree?

There is a wide variety of public service careers into which our graduates go. Most often they embark into management of public service organizations-including government agencies, nonprofit agencies, and even for profit companies (for example as the government relations person for a company).
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