Public Administration (MPA) From social services to public roads, 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 people for leadership roles in governmental and non-profit organizations. en-us Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:36:48 UTC Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:36:48 UTC

Public Administration (MPA)

From social services to public roads, 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 people for leadership roles in governmental and non-profit organizations.MPA, public administration, government, masters, leadership, mpa

The Master of Public Administration (MPA)  Program 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 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.


The MPA Program is accredited by the NASPAA Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation and listed on the Annual Roster of Accredited Programs in conformity with NASPAA standards. 


<ul> <li>The College of Business and Public Administration offers the following Public Administration degrees:</li> <li>Master of Public Administration</li> <li>Advanced Standing Masters of Public Administration</li> <li>Master of Public Administration with Health Service Administration Specialization</li> <li>Public Management Development Certificates Program</li> <li>Dual Masters degrees include:</li> <li>Master of Public Administration/Master of Business Administration</li> <li>Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work</li> <li>Master of Public Adminsitration/Master of Urban and Regional Planning</li> </ul><p>Our graduates go into a wide variety of careers. A survey of graduates from the 2012-2014 academic year found that 52% of our graduates went to work (or continued working) at some level of government: 3.4% national or central government; 28% state, provincial, or regional (including state universities); 17% city, county or other local government; 3.4% foreign government.&nbsp;14% went into the non-profit sector, while 28% went into the private sector. Just 7% are still seeking employment.&nbsp;</p> <p>The majority of students in the MPA program are in-service students. As such, according the most recent alumni survey, 38% continued in the jobs held before enrollment. 8% obtained a job before graduation, while 8% were employed within 3 months. 15% were employed within 4-6 months of graduation and another 15% within 7-12 months. Only 8% have not obtained a job since graduating.</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width: 363px; height: 460px;"><colgroup><col width="203" /> <col width="126" /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" height="48" rowspan="2" width="329"> <h3>Post Graduation Employment Statistics<br />Academic Year 2015-2016</h3> </td> </tr> <tr></tr> <tr> <td height="43" width="203">Employment Type</td> <td width="126">Number of Students<br />Employed in this Profession</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="29" width="203">National or Central Government <br />In the same country as program</td> <td width="126">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="43" width="203">State, Provincial, or Regional Govt <br />in the same country as program</td> <td width="126">5</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="42" width="203">City, County, or other Local Govt <br />in the same country as program</td> <td width="126">3</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="29" width="203">All Level Government not <br />in the same country as program</td> <td width="126">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="21" width="203">Nonprofit Domestic Oriented</td> <td width="126">2</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="29" width="203">Nonprofit/NGOs&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />Internationally oriented</td> <td width="126">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="29" width="203">Private Sector -&nbsp;<br />Research/Consulting</td> <td width="126">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="29" width="203">Private Sector -&nbsp;<br />Not research/consulting</td> <td width="126">1</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="21" width="203">Obtaining further Education</td> <td width="126">3</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="29" width="203">Military Service</td> <td width="126">2</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="29" width="203">Unemployed <br />Not seeking employment</td> <td width="126">0</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="28" width="203">Unemployed <br />Seeking employment</td> <td width="126">0</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>How long does it take to graduate?</h2> <p>This depends on whether one is a full-time or part-time student. 20-25% of our students complete the program within 18 months and 50% graduate within 36 months. Some students requrie more time, for one is allowed to take up to 6 years to complete the program.&nbsp;</p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="5" style="text-align: center;"> <h3>Graduation Statistics</h3> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>Initially Enrolled</td> <td>Graduated 100%<br />of Degree<br />Program Length</td> <td>Graduated 150%<br />of Degree<br />Program Length</td> <td>Graduated 200%<br />of Degree<br />Program Length</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Total Number of<br />Students in the <br />ARY-5 Cohort <br />2010-2011</p> </td> <td>39</td> <td>16</td> <td>29</td> <td>30</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>How much will it cost?</h2> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width: 413px; height: 152px;"><colgroup><col width="102" /> <col span="2" width="67" /> <col width="105" /> <col width="67" /> <col span="2" width="64" /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td height="40" width="102">Tuition Type</td> <td colspan="2" width="134">Per credit</td> <td colspan="2" width="172">Full-time &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (10-18 Credits)</td> <td colspan="2" width="128">Add'l fee over 18 credits, per credit</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="32" width="102"></td> <td width="67">Resident</td> <td width="67">Non-Resident</td> <td width="105">Resident</td> <td width="67">Non-Resident</td> <td width="64">Resident</td> <td width="64">Non-Resdient</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" width="102">Undergraduate</td> <td width="67">$203.67</td> <td width="67">$750.08</td> <td width="105">$2,036.73</td> <td width="67">$7,500.79</td> <td width="64">$181.91</td> <td width="64">$728.75</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" width="102">Graduate</td> <td width="67">$365.12</td> <td width="67">$847.95</td> <td width="105">$3,651.16</td> <td width="67">$8,479.48</td> <td width="64">$344.52</td> <td width="64">$827.55</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" width="102">WUE**</td> <td width="67"></td> <td width="67">$375.76</td> <td width="105"></td> <td width="67">$3,757.57</td> <td width="64"></td> <td width="64">$353.99</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="20" width="102"></td> <td colspan="6" width="434">Note: Part-Time students are charged for a minimum of two credits.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>**Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)</strong><br />Eastern Washington University is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).&nbsp; This program reduces non-resident tuition for eligible out-of-state students.&nbsp; Participating states are (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WY).&nbsp;<a href="">Click here for more information</a>.</p> <p>For more information, visit the <a href="">Student Financial Services page.</a></p>

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