Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to resolve societal problems. The MPA program prepares graduates for careers in public, non-profit, and private organizations in which they can develop, implement, and manage public programs and public policies.

The MPA degree program offers three concentrations that enable students to tailor degree programs to meet their needs.

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:

  1. Analyze problem‐solving strategies for implementation in public/non‐profit agencies.
  2. Apply ethical principles related to multiculturalism and gender equity to resolve ethical dilemmas in the workplace.
  3. Evaluate public sector budgets.
  4. Manage the public policy process to improve organizations.

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