What is an MPA?
Are you interested in graduate school and contributing to your community in a public serving organization?
Public administration students learn leadership, government operations and public policy formulation/analysis for many managerial positions whether they are in local, state and federal government, non-profit organizations, tribes, educational institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or for-profit businesses. Graduates from this degree include chief executives, policy directors, project managers, advocates, consultants and executive directors.
An understanding of government operations and public policy formulation is important for many managerial positions whether they are in government, non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses. The behavior of governmental agencies and the public policies they implement affect all of us.
From licensing to environmental regulations, governmental institutions make key decisions affecting society. From social services to public roads, the government authorizes, funds and delivers goods and services that are vital to the health of a community. Those who want to get ahead need to be able to influence, or at least anticipate, governmental actions. The Master of Public Administration degree is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in your organizations and communities.