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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

The master's degree in public administration encompasses the analysis of government organizations, policies, and programs. Individuals enrolled in the public administration program are able to study government decision-making and the behavior of elected and non-elected officials.

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Master of Nonprofit Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus 1 year September 2017 USA San Francisco

Develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit management as you investigate the political, economic, legal and social environments of nonprofit organizations. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Public Administration 2017. Become an effective globally engaged nonprofit and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leader for sustainable development and social impact.  USF's Master of Nonprofit Administration graduate management program ensures you acquire the tools you need to strengthen your leadership abilities, identify ethical considerations and effect positive change.  Develop essential leadership values, management skills and nonprofit competencies to work as an executive director, nonprofit consultant, development director, or other leadership positions in the nonprofit and social sector — engaged in fields such as education, health, arts and humanities, human services, economic inclusion, sustainable development, advocacy and social change.  Learn from contemporary scholars and leaders in from California’s nonprofit sector to international NGOs, to broaden your leadership and critical thinking skills and work alongside peers who share your professional goals and aspirations.  You have a choice which nonprofit graduate degree program best fits your lifestyle. The Full-Time International MNA offered during the week in San Francisco is centered on experiential learning and is open to international students. The Professional MNA for working professionals is offered in San Francisco on weekends and supported by video-conference and online technology. FULL-TIME MNA PART-TIME MNA 1-year program 21-month program Weekdays, typically M-Th 9am - 1pm Saturdays, 8am - 5pm (2 classes) Work experience not required Two years of work experience preferred USF downtown San Francisco campus location USF downtown San Francisco campus location No requirement for GRE/GMAT No requirement for GRE/GMAT FULL-TIME MNA PART-TIME MNA Nonprofit Administration Application Requirements Transcript(s) – Copies of your transcripts from each accredited college or university attended must be uploaded to the online application. Once admitted to the program, instructions for sending official, sealed transcripts will be provided. The minimum graduate admission requirement includes a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.  Résumé – A copy of your current résumé is required and must be uploaded as part of the online application. Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. Applicants to all programs should submit at least one letter from a professional contact, if possible. Ideally, one or both of your recommendations will come from a current or former direct supervisor. Academic recommendations are also appreciated for current undergraduates. Enter the recommenders' email addresses directly into the online application for electronic submission.   Your recommenders may submit a signed letter of recommendation or they may utilize the Common Letter of Recommendation template. Statement of Purpose or Essay – A 500 to 1000 word essay is required and must be uploaded in the online application. Please upload one document answering the following questions: 
1. What are your short and long-term professional goals and how this degree will help you achieve those goals? 
2. Your background, passions and personal interests are important to us. What are five things we don’t already know about you? Scholarship Statement – The USF School of Management offers general merit and special interest scholarships. Please review available scholarships and use this as your opportunity to explain your eligibility and/or qualifications for one or more of these scholarships. Optional Self Evaluation – Use this essay to evaluate your leadership and management skills, capabilities, and talents as they stand today. What would your colleagues/classmates say about you as a leader? What areas do you feel you could further develop?  Optional Statement – Use this essay to share any additional information you would like us to consider as part of your application, for example: gaps in employment, academic issues (probation, dismissal, failing grades, standardized test performance), etc. Interview – Interview requirements vary by program. All interviews are by invitation only. As such, should you be selected to interview, an invitation will be sent to the email account associated with your online application and include all necessary details. Deadlines Fall 2017
 USF Downtown San Francisco Campus Applications received after the final deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Have questions? Please contact management@usfca.edu to set up an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. International Applicants We welcome students from around the world to the Full-Time MNA program. We are unable to admit any F-1-seeking international students to our Part-Time MNA program. [-]

Master's degree in Advanced Studies of Public Administration and Public Law

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus or Online Part time 1 year September 2017 Spain Tarragona

This master's degree aims to offer an interdisciplinary postgraduate university training for professional work in the field of Public Administration and Public Law, through the acquisition of the most advanced legal, analytical and management techniques. It provides the necessary training to specialise in administrative law, so it is a complement to the master's degree in Law. It also provides the fundamentals for starting to do research in the fields of the master's degree... [+]

Master's degree in Advanced Studies of Public Administration and Public Law This master's degree provides interdisciplinary postgraduate university training for future professionals in the field of public administration and public law. It focuses on the most advanced legal, analytical and management techniques. Since participants are trained to specialise in administrative law, it is a complement to the Master's Degree in Law. Participants also receive instruction in the fundamentals of research in the fields of the Master's Degree. The Faculty of Law offers a special programme that enables students to simultaneously study the Master's Degree in Legal Practice in conjunction with another university master's course taught at the Faculty of Law and thus obtain a law specialisation. For more information please consult the Faculty of Law's website Career opportunities Analysis, management and consultancy in the public sector; specialised practice of public, administrative and regulatory law. Research in the field of public administration, public management and public law. Timetable Classes are held 2 or 3 days a week in the afternoon/evening from 4 to 8 p.m. Language of instruction Catalan/Spanish Student Profile Graduates holding the required academic degrees, public sector employees and private professionals working in the area of public, administrative and regulatory law. FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects State Theory and Legal Thought Historical and Legal Analysis of the Public Administration Organization and Political Institutions of the State and Catalonia Public Governance Administrative Organization and Activity Institutions and Policies of the European Union Public Procurement and Management of Public Services Civil Service Law Analysis and Evaluation of Public Policies Public Economics Financial Law Sociology of Public Administrations Work Placement Final Project Optional Subjects OPTIONAL SUBJECTS: In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated. Organizational Communication and Marketing of the Public Administrations Electoral Law Urban Law and Management Economic Regulation, Instrumental Entities and Public Companies Administrative and Social Law Public Integrity Legal Analysis of Prevention and Safety Managerial Skills and Organizational Competencies Electronic Administration Advanced Administrative Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrative Liabilities and Risks Management Environmental Law BRIDGING COURSES:(*) Introduction to Public Law and to the Spanish Legal System (*)After checking the candidate’s transcript, the body responsible for admission can decide that the student must attend and satisfactorily complete some of the subjects that are programmed as bridging courses. Admission qualifications Graduated in Law, Political Sciences, Sociology, Economics, Labour Science, Administration and Business Management, Labour Relations, Management Sciences and related fields. Also graduated of bachelor’s degrees in fields different from the above mentioned, provided that they are holding a postgraduate degree in fields related to this master’s degree or relevant professional or institutional experience that justifies the access to the master’s degree. Specific documentation A part from the compulsory documentarion to pre-enrole to the programme, students must do submit the following documents: documentación adicional: Proof of additional training related to the content of the master's degree: courses, seminars and other training activities Proof of professional experience Proof of knowledge of foreign languages Letters of motivation or recommendation Proof of knowledge of Spanish or Catalan (if applicable) Selection criteria Pre-enrolled students will be selected according to the following criteria: Suitability of the admission qualification: up to 30 point. The following scale will be used to grade qualifications: a. A degree in the field of social sciences and law: up to 30 points. b. A degree in another field: up to 15 points. Evaluation of the student’s academic record in the university degree qualifying them for admission to the master's degree: up to 30 points. Suitability of the professional profile (professional experience in the public or private sector relevant to the content of the master's degree): 20 points. Competence in languages (other than Spanish or Catalan): up to 10 points. Complementary training related to the content of the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities, for which proof must be provided): up to 10 points. [-]

Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus 2 years April 2017 Japan Beppu

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Public Administration 2017. Master’s in International Cooperation Policy The master’s program in International Cooperation Policy provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional, and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects, and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations. Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are required to take analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented seminar courses. Additionally, numerous seminars and workshops are organized throughout the year. There are many opportunities for students to participate in the exchange of ideas, information and expertise with academics, experts, business executives, policy makers, and senior administrators. Students must submit a master’s thesis or research report in order to complete their degree. Divisions International Public Administration (IPA) The International Public Administration (IPA) division is aimed at providing knowledge and skills to those who are interested in pursuing an advanced career in national and international governmental organizations. This division enables students to improve professional and practical skills to manage and evaluate administrative operations and policies in national, regional and global settings. The major subjects in this division relate to international organizations, international cooperation policy and public administration, and form the foundation on which each student can further build a more focused study depending on their intended policy field. Major Subjects Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Special Studies (International Public Administration) International Public Administration International Organizations Project Management Planning and Evaluation Community Development Public Health Management (PHM) The Public Health Management (PHM) division teaches students three fundamental skills: skills in managing the budget, finance, economics and accounting of healthcare costs; skills in epidemiology, health statistics and research methodology as well as information management; and skills in public health, mainly preventive medicine and environmental health. This division puts emphasis on the economics and financial as well as administrative management of healthcare services at both the public and private sectors, while preserving the standard foundations of conventional public health education. Moreover, it encourages students at an early stage to focus on healthcare case studies that relate to significant issues in the Asia Pacific region. They may start by reviewing current health issues as reflected in papers, and by raising research questions with policy implications from the very beginning. This aspect of teaching and research is looked upon as a strategic approach throughout the whole length of the program. Major Subjects Environmental Health Healthcare Finance Biostatistics Healthcare Economics Public Health Essentials Epidemiology Bioinformatics Sustainability Science (SS) The Sustainability Science (SS) division focuses on the application of science for achieving the goals of sustainable development. This division analyzes the planning and implementation of policies and actions that deal with the relationship between society and nature with the ultimate goal to create a sustainable future for all. Study involves the scientific understanding of society-nature interactions; linking research with policy and actions; generating new knowledge, tools and techniques; and enhancing scientific and institutional capability for promoting sustainability and resilience. Students are expected to gain a holistic perspective, integrative skills and interdisciplinary knowledge as they engage in analyzing and managing particular problems and issues of population-resource-technology-institution interactions. Major Subjects Environment and Natural Resources Conservation Advanced Environmental Geosciences Environmental Policy, Law and Administration Environmental Economics Urban Sustainability Industrial Ecology Special Studies (Sustainability Science) Tourism and Hospitality (TH) Tourism is a fast growing economic sector that transforms societies and communities in the Asia Pacific region. The Tourism and Hospitality (TH) division looks at various aspects of mass tourism and alternative tourism and the economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts on societies and communities. The division also studies the theory and practice of hospitality management as it relates to the tourism, service, health and welfare industries. The knowledge and academic/professional skills obtained from our division will be useful for a wide variety of employment opportunities in government service, international organizations and private corporations, as well as to further study. Major Subjects Tourism Economics Cultural and Heritage Tourism Environmental Tourism Community Based Tourism Health and Wellness Tourism Special Studies (Tourism and Hospitality) Tourism Policy and Planning Development Economics (DE) The Development Economics (DE) division is aimed at those who are interested in the socio-economic issues of the developing world. Study in this division enables students to improve their critical and analytical skills in many areas of development economics, including industrial development, social development, political development, rural development and poverty alleviation. Students are also able to enhance their professional and practical skills related to international development. This division also aims to enhance the development of research skills in this field for those wishing to pursue further study. The knowledge and skills obtained will provide a wide variety of employment opportunities in international organizations, national and local governments, international development agencies, NGOs and development consultancy firms. Major Subjects Development Economics Macroeconomics Development Finance Comparative Economic Development Microeconomics Community Development Special Studies (Development Economics) For further information regarding the Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies, please visit: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/study/content27/ ... [-]

Master In Public Administration (mpa)

University of Nicosia
Campus 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 1 more

The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the public sector and individuals who intend to work in this sector (Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master's Degree in Public Administration Level of Qualification: Master's Degree (2nd Study Title) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full / part-time attendance Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the public sector and individuals who intend to work in this sector (Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). The main objective of the Program is to develop a horizontal learning culture in public administration matters in Cyprus. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the theoretical models of Public Administration and the systematic examination of the models and practices of Public Administration in Cyprus. In this context, it highlights the nature and functioning of public administration, details the way in which areas and services are related and influence each other, and identify issues that need special attention in order to produce practical and applied knowledge in dealing with current problems and challenges. Specific Objectives: The first specific objective of the Programme is to improve the efficiency and productivity of workers in the public sector. The second specific objective is to understand the challenges posed by the accession of Cyprus to the EU and the structure of global governance for Public Administration. Students will have the opportunity to not elaborate on the research and application of models and practices of Public Administration at both general and specific level. The program is structured in such a way that enables students to specialize in areas of particular interest, having a background knowledge and experience in public administration. Career Prospects: The Programme addresses existing officers of the Public Administration and individuals seeking to work in it. The need to increase knowledge and skills of these people are given the demand for such a possibility is apparent. On the other hand, the offer and the options concerned are very limited. Individuals seeking specialization in postgraduate studies in Public Administration are mainly people with full-time, which are unable to study abroad mainly due to increased professional and family obligations. In Cyprus there is limited supply in Graduate Programs in Public Administration. The introduction of the program will therefore ensure immediate cover this gap. Furthermore, the Programme is also addressed to Greeks students who pursue graduate education and training in the field of Public Administration. Developing the knowledge base of public administration at the graduate level of education and university research level will give new possibilities to people serving in this area and will improve the level of knowledge and management issues related to the sector. The results will be beneficial for the whole society. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of this program will be able to pursue further studies in the academic field of public administration or the general field of knowledge management at the doctoral level. [-]

Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management (Master of Administrative Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge intensive professional work in the context of global trends and Nordic welfare societies. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Public Administration 2017. NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge intensive professional work in the context of global trends and Nordic welfare societies. Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS When to apply: 1.12.2016 – 13.1.2017 Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 8000 euros per year Read more about Scholarships The programme builds on Nordic research excellence in public administration, innovations and services. The programme brings together the teachers, students and regional partners in innovative learning environment to challenge the current societal problems and practices. Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management aims to challenge the traditional contents and sector-oriented learning approaches that are typically applied in the field of public administration and public policy. It brings together elements from social sciences and engineering, combining the strengths of soft and hard applied sciences, resulting to a spirit of solution-focused and resource-oriented entrepreneurialism, interdisciplinary and close relations to society. It provides the students a unique learning environment enabling them to come up with smart solutions and sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and management, in the contexts of public-private partnership, public value creation, co-production and deliberative democracy as well as innovation systems, digitalization and smart solutions. Programme is organized jointly by University of Tampere (Finland), University of Agder (Norway) and Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) Why NORDIG? The programme gives the opportunity to study in three excellent Nordic universities. NORDIG puts a strong emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice. It equips graduates with excellent learning and networking skills. They will be able to understand and manage complex networks, service production and value chains. These skills and competencies are particularly relevant given the changing nature of the public and private sectors; such as the blurring of boundaries between the two, the pressure for responding swiftly to societal demands, as well as the enormous socio-economic and political challenges facing European societies in years to come. Study objectives The programme educates students to understand public interests and values and the impacts of public services and policies on citizens, organisations and society at large. The curriculum adds a truly Nordic dimension through studies on public administration and public policy across the whole of the Nordic region. The graduates will be equipped with generic and domain-specific competencies needed in the labour market and post-graduate studies. Graduates will have adequate knowledge of the philosophy of the social sciences and theories of public and innovation policy, public administration, organisational studies and management in order to qualify them to enrol on PhD programmes in public administration and to be able to obtain and utilise the latest academic knowledge from the respective fields. In addition, graduates will develop their managerial skills in order to manage teams and projects – as well as their own learning and knowledge – and to coordinate and develop service systems and value chains both within and across organisational settings. Their adaptive leadership skills will be developed in conjunction with basic training in inter-cultural communication, learning and negotiation skills. The attitudes supported in the programme build on Nordic public values such as transparency, efficiency, equality and fairness, and focus on innovation, openness, problem-solving, partnership networks and global responsibility. The domain-specific competencies of the programme are derived from the Nordic tradition in public administration and management, in combination with novel (pragmatic) insights from the extended network composed of non-degree providing partners. The most important domain-specific competencies attained in the programme include understanding the following: the complexities associated with the policy process; the specificity of the public domain as an operating environment; structures and operating principles of knowledge-intensive innovation systems; the management of public processes, organisations and service systems; public leadership. The generic competencies of the programme highlight the importance of lifelong learning and the ability to work together with experts from different disciplinary, professional and cultural backgrounds. The programme puts a strong emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice. A pragmatic epistemological approach is one of its cross-cutting themes. One semester is dedicated to critical issues related to learning, creativity and communication, which are practiced hands-on in the interdisciplinary context of KTH’s Open Lab. The core aim is to identify and address the so-called ‘wicked problems’ (for which no simple solutions exist) and, in turn, utilize the theoretical knowledge and available technological solutions to solve a multiplicity of societal problems associated with public governance and service provision. Nevertheless, the programmes research-intensive in nature and thus puts a special emphasis on methodological aspects, such as academic writing skills and data-gathering. Career opportunities The programme equips graduates with excellent learning and networking skills. They will be able to understand and manage complex networks, service production and value chains. These skills and competencies are particularly relevant given the changing nature of the public and private sectors; such as the blurring of boundaries between the two, the pressure for responding swiftly to societal demands, as well as the enormous socio-economic and political challenges facing European societies in years to come. Doctoral study opportunities This master's degree provides the required background if you wish to pursue doctoral studies in Administrative and Social sciences, for example in UTA’s Doctoral Programme of School of Management. Eligibility Eligible to apply to a Master's degree programme is a person who has completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of Social sciences (eg. Administrative Sciences, Political Science, Business Administration) or other relevant field (eg. Engineering) has fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. For the requirements, please see the section on Language requirements below. Language requirements Applicants must submit evidence on a good command of English for academic purposes. There are two ways of indicating English language proficiency: previous studies and language tests. [-]

LAW AND EUROPEAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Danubius University
Campus Romania Galați

The mission of the “Danubius” University from Galați to offer education and research of high quality standard in a national and European context is realized also through the study program Law and European Public Administration. [+]

The mission of the “Danubius” University from Galați to offer education and research of high quality standard in a national and European context is realized also through the study program Law and European Public Administration. The specific objectives of this study program targets: - Preparing specialists in the field of European law, especially the law of European public administration, taking into consideration the dimension of public relations, which is essential today for the local collectives; - Realizing the professionalized perspective for students who wish to pursue a carrier in public administration, but also in other services and professions that require such training; - Preparing future PhD students who wish to pursue a carrier in the university or to become researchers (in research organizations, study directions and services in governments and other institutions); - Forming a body of professional public clerks, familiarized with the requirements and procedures of European institutions; - Developing the capacity of public clerks from public institutions to analyse and synthesise ; - Insuring master’s students an adequate level of training regarding the process of European integration and the necessary efforts of the Romanian public administration in order to reach the European standards in the field Some of the subjects studied are: 1. European Union international law 2. European public function 3. European social law 4. European environmental law 5. European administrative law 6. Project management 7. Research methods and techniques. Study casa 8. European financial institutions 9. Child protection in the European law Possible carrier paths: - Public clerk, - Specialist in public administration, - Public institutions consultant, - European public official, - Public administration inspector, - Consultant/expert in manpower and unemployment, - Expert in accessing structural funds and in European cohesion, - Consultant in European affairs, domestic auditor in the public sector, - Assessor of professional competences. Admission is based on the documents sent in by the candidates, taking into account the undergraduate grade average. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus 2 years September 2017 USA Richmond

Students in the MPA program come from a variety of undergraduate degree programs, for example, recent graduates of the program have undergraduate degrees in criminal justice, health-related fields, economics, social work, political science, English, paralegal programs, and chemistry. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Public Administration 2017. Degree Options: General MPA Degree (on-campus and on-line program) Community Health Administration Option (on-campus program) Community Development Option (on-campus and on-line program) Environmental Health Option (on-campus program) Who Would Be Interested in This Program? Students in the MPA program come from a variety of undergraduate degree programs, for example, recent graduates of the program have undergraduate degrees in criminal justice, health-related fields, economics, social work, political science, English, paralegal programs, and chemistry. Our students’ interest in a public service career is more important than any specific undergraduate program. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? To be admitted to the MPA program, students must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the MPA graduate program. The complete application must consist of the following admission materials: Graduate School Application and Fee Official Entrance Examination Scores, if applicable Official Transcripts Statement of Personal and Professional Objectives Letters of Recommendation Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Federal government agencies In-state agencies Regional and Local government Nonprofit organizations MPA graduates also serve as policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, researchers, elected officials, program evaluators, grant writers, community and economic development specialists and government liaison specialists. [-]

Master Policy Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. [+]

Policy Economics Solving policy questions with advanced economic analysis and empirical research Economic policy problems are everywhere. Think of the financial crisis in 2008 and the Eurocrisis that erupted in 2010. Think also of population ageing which causes large increases in spending on healthcare and pensions. Global warming may threaten future life on earth. And income inequality is increasing almost everywhere in the Western world due to globalization and technological changes. In order to be able to solve economic problems governments need excellent policy economists. By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. Besides courses, the core of the Master programme consists of seminars. In the main seminar you will try to solve one of the most pressing policy problems of our time. Moreover, our partners will provide internships for the best students of the program, for example, at one of the Ministries, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, competition and other government authorities. During this internship you will also most likely write your Master’s thesis. Open minded, inquisitive, thorough? Rotterdam! The main values of the Policy Economics programme at Erasmus School of Economics are: open minded, curious, academically thorough, hard-working and politically engaged. If you are a strongly analytical student, if you are highly motivated, and if you are socially engaged, then you should enroll in the Master in Policy Economics! Careers Good policy economists are scarce and your career perspectives will be excellent. When graduating from this master you will be able to work as an applied policy economist at ministries, applied research institutes, bureaus for policy analysis, and international institutions. The places where our Policy Economics specialisation alumni will be working are the Dutch Ministries, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Research, the Dutch Central Bank, the OECD, and universities. The curriculum of the Master in Policy Economics provides students with basic economic theory and empirical tools that are essential to become an outstanding policy economist. Core courses of this Master are Advanced Public Economics and Applied Econometrics. Furthermore, students can choose three elective courses in the master Policy Economics, as for example Advanced Macroeconomics, Policy Issues in Public Spending on Labor, Education and Health and Economics of Organisations. The Master also provides two large seminars. In the first seminar students become familiar with a wide array of applied research techniques (e.g. qualitative research, econometrics of policy evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, field experiments) while discussing recent cases in policy evaluation. The second seminar is devoted to analysing one or two highly relevant policy issues. This seminar changes every year to adjust to the policy issues that are most pressing at that time. The last part is devoted to writing the Master’s thesis. Courses/seminars Seminar Cases in Policy Evaluation Seminar Economic Policy Applied Econometrics Economics of Organisations Seminar Quantitative Macroeconomics Applied Econometrics Advanced Public Economics Advanced Macroeconomics Industrial Organisation Advanced Money Credit and Banking The Practice of Economic Policy Making Financial Development Policy issues in Education, Health and Labor Advanced Behavioral Economics Ilja Surikovs Student Policy Economics 'Policy Economics is a specialisation for open-minded critical thinkers who want to perform sound economic analysis and give sound economic advice based on facts' Jonathan Frisch Student Policy Economics ‘I strongly recommend the specialisation in Policy Economics. It strengthens your foundation in economics and provides you with excellent skills to analyse economic policy issues’ Falk Laser Job Title: Research and Teaching Assistant Employer: Technische Universität Darmstadt Graduated: 2014 'Policy Economics is a great programme helping you to disentangle the complexity of big policy questions and develop sound economic analyses to real world problems' Matthijs Oosterveen Job Title: PhD-candidate Employer: Erasmus University Rotterdam Graduated: 2013 'This master equips you with the set of tools to tackle the most urgent economic policy questions that society faces today' [-]

Master of Public Policy

International University of Japan
Campus 1 year September 2017 Japan Niigata

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Public Administration 2017. The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. The main target includes employees who have more than 2 years of work experience in private enterprises and public institutions who intend to obtain a master’s degree at the professional level with a lighter academic research activity workload. Students who complete all requirements are awarded a professional master’s degree, the Master of Public Policy. Curriculum The curriculum of the one-year master’s program consists of a combination of required courses and elective courses: the former provides analytical and empirical skills and knowledge that are applicable to policy-oriented issues; the latter focuses more on specific aspects of practical and policy-oriented issues and expands the theoretical capability and descriptive knowledge obtained from the required courses. This combination allows the scholars to facilitate problem identification and problem solving in regional and international agendas. Policy Paper Different from the two-year master’s programs, scholars are not required to write a solid master’s thesis. Instead, they are required to write a policy paper on an important policy-related topic under the supervision of faculty members. This gives the scholars an opportunity to learn how to discuss their policy topic by integrating the concepts and methods that have been acquired during the entire one-year program as well as knowledge developed in their previous professional careers. [-]

Master’s of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

St.Mary's University
Campus September 2017 USA San Antonio

The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. [+]

A comprehensive curriculum in the Master of Public Administration Program at St. Mary’s University promotes professional excellence and exposes students to classical works and methodologies in the public administration discipline. Our courses are taught by highly respected faculty members and practitioners in urban management and public policy. Additionally, we now offer the option of a certificate in Public Communication, Public Policy and Public Leadership for Public Administration graduate students, as well as a Legislative Internship Program. The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. The St. Mary’s program is one of the few in Texas with curriculum designed to serve this mission. The Urban Management specialization focuses on how local government area administered and managed. The core courses are designed to address contemporary issues confronting urban managers, such as: Management of scarce resources Ethics and leadership Effective service delivery Course areas include: Public Budgeting Municipal Law Urban Planning and Economic Development Ethics Leadership Urban Political Institution Internship requirement Career Opportunities The Master of Public Administration program at St. Mary’s University trains students to become highly effective and successful public policy leaders or analysts. Public Administration graduates are in high demand by local and state government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout Texas and the Southwest. Career opportunities include: City manager Budget director Urban planner Public works and utilities administration Heads of federal, state and government agencies Nonprofit leadership Legislative staff [-]

Master in Public Policy & Administration

University of St. Thomas
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston

The Master of Public Policy and Administration degree program provides a flexible and high-quality graduate education that prepares students for careers in public service or nonprofit management. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Public Administration 2017. The Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) degree program provides a flexible and high-quality graduate education that prepares students for careers in leadership and management in public service or nonprofit administration. The MPPA provides students with three specific track options in order to tailor the degree to specific student interests and/or needs. These tracks are: Generalist, Public Management, and Public Policy. The Generalist Track is a tailored mix of courses. The Public Management Track emphasizes the fundamentals of Public Administration. The Public Policy Track stresses the interdisciplinary nature of policy analysis. Degree Requirements MPPA students will choose one of three tracks for the MPPA degree: Generalist, Public Management, or Public Policy. Students are required to take 36 credit hours in the program. Thirty-three credit hours will be within the MPPA core and degree tracks. In addition, students must complete either a thesis or a professional report in order to fulfill the requirements for the MPPA degree program. Career Possibilities The MPPA degree will prepare graduates to become managers or analysts at all levels of government – local, state, federal, and international – and in domestic non-profit organizations or international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). In governments, graduates work as managers and analysts in executive agencies, as staff members for legislatures, and as court administrators. Admission Admission decisions are based on a combination of your undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, work history and an essay describing your academic goals and interests. GRE scores are required unless you have a graduate degree. International applicants must also submit the following: 1) Proof of English proficiency: International applicants (except those who are from countries where English is the only official language, those who have earned degrees from regionally-accredited U.S. institutions, or those who have earned degrees in countries where English is the official language of instruction) are required to submit proof of English proficiency. The University of St. Thomas prefers the following services for determining English proficiency: - Minimum score for IELTS – 6.5 - Minimum score for TOEFL IBT - 79 - English Language Center, Houston, TX Level 112 - Minimum score for PTE Academic-53 2) International applicants must have all transcripts and diplomas evaluated by an accredited evaluation agency. Preferred evaluation services are SDR Educational Consultants, World Education Services (WES), and Spantran. Reports must include course-by-course evaluations and grade point average equivalents. [-]

Master of Public Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus 2 years January 2017 Australia Canberra

The purpose of the Master of Public Policy is to provide public policy education of international renown for professionals to develop further as leaders in a variety of public sector roles, including public services, third [+]

The purpose of the Master of Public Policy is to provide public policy education of international renown for professionals to develop further as leaders in a variety of public sector roles, including public services, third sector organisations or government affairs positions in the private sector. The MPP's scope includes providing students with an introduction to the latest disciplinary policy debates in the social sciences and, with a mixture of theory and practice, to build the analytical tools and knowledge necessary for high quality policy analysis, including design, advocacy, and evaluation, as well as building political and program management capabilities. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public policy, in Australia and globally - Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public policy - Engage influentially in debates and analysis of public policy issues and practical challenges across cultural, developmental and institutional contexts - Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public policy - Identify and apply appropriate research methods to public policy challenges - Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex, political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives - Develop innovative policy recommendations to complex problems in changing policy environments - Understand challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of public policies and respond to these in innovative ways Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with at least 3 years' work experience in public policy. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. - Credit may also be available for relevant work experience. - Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Virginia International University
Campus 2 years August 2017 USA Fairfax

The Master of Public Administration at Virginia International University is designed to prepare students for a career in public management or related firms. Graduates of the MPA at VIU will be able to solve problems in the industry related to human resources, finance, project management, and leadership. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Public Administration 2017. The Master of Public Administration at Virginia International University is designed to prepare students for a career in public management or related firms. Graduates of the MPA at VIU will be able to solve problems in the industry related to human resources, finance, project management, and leadership. Students will learn to oversee a diverse workforce and community in public, private, and non-profit structures. Students will learn to manage the mix of both local and regional needs in order to achieve the best results within a multifaceted range of governmental regulations and the political process. Graduates from VIU's Master of Public Administration Program will be able to use their skills in a variety of areas in the DC-Metropolitan area, as well as outside the region and on a global scale. Typical places of employment for individuals with this degree include state and local government agencies, federal government agencies, public agencies, non-profit corporations, and many private and publicly held organizations worldwide. The MPA program offers three (3) concentration areas for students to choose from: Public Management Information Systems Health Care Administration and Public Health Required Courses Students in the MPA program will take twelve (12) classes. These include: Seven (7) core courses, taken by all students in the program Three (3) concentration courses, determined based on concentration area Two (2) electives, selected by the student from a wide variety of options Each graduate-level class is equivalent to three (3) credits. To complete the program, students must accumulate 36 credits. Students enrolled in the graduate program must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B), out of 4.0, and a minimum of grade not less than 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, in all courses to qualify for the MPA degree to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. The maximum time frame permitted for the completion of any graduate program is 54 semester credits. Only graduate-level courses may be applied toward the degree. A master's student may transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit earned at other accredited institutions. Beyond the prerequisites, the student must have completed 36 credit hours, of which 21 credit hours of required core courses, and 15 credit hours of elective course must have been earned. No degree credit is earned by a graduate student for any grade below 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, received in a graduate-level course. However, any grades lower than 2.0 (C), out of 4.0, will be calculated in the grade point average. Prerequisite Courses There are three (3) prerequisite courses for the MPA program. Students should take one course from the Management Concepts category (either BUSS 301 or BUSS 312), one course from the Economic Concepts category (either ECON 101 or ECON 102), and one course from the Academic Writing Skills category (either ENGL 113 or ENGL 120). If students have taken similar courses at the undergraduate level they may transfer their credits for the related courses. Objectives The program objectives of the Master Public Administration are designed to enable graduates to be successful in the multitude of employment positions that an MPA degree will garner including, government, organizational management, health care administration, and many more. Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be able to: Prepare Public Managers to meet the needs and challenges of Public Service. Demonstrate an awareness to and knowledge of the political context of the duties of a public servant. Exhibit ethical conduct while maintaining awareness of the large responsibilities of serving the public interest. Become effective managers, specialists, and figureheads in both the public sector and public organizations. [-]

Master in Public Administration

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

Whilst being based upon two fields of expertise ("Specialisation in Public Administration and Public Policy" and "Specialisation in Government and Local Administration", respectively), this course provides in-depth knowledge in various scientific fields of the Administrative Sciences and allows students to strengthening soft skills, in the course unit of "Methodology and Transversal Skills", or in the numerous activities promoted by EEG. [+]

Justification and Purpose One of the biggest problems pinpointed within the scope of the Portuguese Public Administration, including all spheres of action, is the lack of qualified human resources capable of performing efficiently and effectively the management of Public Services and Public Companies at different organisational levels. The current financial constraints, the search for excellence in services’ provision units and the challenge of offering new alternate solutions envisaging the full satisfaction of social needs do require other than routinary practices and systematic improvisations. Indeed, most public professionals, holding management /leadership positions and holding specific theoretical training, still struggle with continuous problems of insufficient knowledge in public administration and in public policies. In this context, this is a comprehensive and innovative project that endows students with in-depth theoretical and methodological skills. Therefore, it envisages to: Prepare specialised professionals in Administrative Sciences and Management of Public Services, State Business Sector and Third Sector Organisations; Stimulate the development of a new public management mindset taking into account the current demands of the public provision of services. Whilst being based upon two fields of expertise ("Specialisation in Public Administration and Public Policy" and "Specialisation in Government and Local Administration", respectively), this course provides in-depth knowledge in various scientific fields of the Administrative Sciences and allows students to strengthening soft skills, in the course unit of "Methodology and Transversal Skills", or in the numerous activities promoted by EEG. No matter the field of expertise, the programme is structured in three semestres, which corresponds to 100 ECTS. It constitutes a unique opportunity of acquiring or updating knowledge and skills deemed mandatory for current and future public managers. Holders of this Master Programme will be highly qualified to deal with multiple audiences and to face the complex challenges of modern public management. Do you wish to improve your knowledge and skills in the public management related area and enhance widely your career? The Master Programme in Public Administration is the right choice. [-]

Masters in Public Administration

Eastern Washington University
Campus Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 USA Spokane

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... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Public Administration 2017. 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. 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 Administration/Master of Social Work Master of Public Adminsitration/Master of Urban and Regional Planning What can I do with my degree? 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. 14% went into the non-profit sector, while 28% went into the private sector. Just 7% are still seeking employment. 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. How long does it take to graduate? 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 require more time, for one is allowed to take up to 6 years to complete the program. Core Courses (40 Credits) PADM 500 Personal Assessment (1) PADM 501 Public Administration Research Approaches (4) PADM 503 Concepts and Values of Public Service (4) PADM 505 Public Policy Cycles (4) PADM 507 Public Policy Analysis (4) PADM 509 Public Personnel Management (4) PADM 511 Public Sector Organization Theory and Dynamics (4) PADM 513 Public Planning and Budgeting (4) PADM 515 Administrative Law and Regulation (4) PADM 517 Professional Employment (1) PADM 519 Public Service Learning Field Experience (2) PADM 601 MPA Capstone PADM 602 MPA Portfolio (2) MPA Elective Courses (Select 20 Credits) Courses that may be taken toward those 20 credits include, but are not limited to the following: PADM 523 Public Financial Management (4) PADM 525 Public Sector Grants-Writing and Administration (4) PADM 527 Capital Finance and Bonds (2) PADM 531 Intergovernmental Relations (4) PADM 533 City Government Administration (4) PADM 539 Special Topics (1-5) PADM 543 Labor Relations (2) PADM 545 Collective Bargaining (2) PADM 547 Hiring Right (2) PADM 551 Comparative Public Administration (4) PADM 553 The Constitution and Public Administration (2) PADM 555 The Political Executive (4) PADM 561 Public Administration Through Film and Television (2) PADM 563 Public Sector Ethics (4) PADM 596 Experimental Course (1-4) PADM 599 Directed/Independent Study (1-4) PADM 600 Thesis Research Seminar (2-8) PADM 603 Internships in Public Administration (2-8) [-]