Master of Public Administration -
Emergency Services Management Concentration

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.

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.

Emergency Services Management Concentration

Created for public managers interested in working as emergency disaster planners or emergency public managers. Students gain skills for effective and ethical, management-level decision making. Prepares managers to respond to problems inherent in public organizations in order to address and minimize risk to both responders and the public.

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