MA in Public Affairs

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Program Description

This Public Affairs Program is Oriented Toward Practitioners

We assume that you seek a degree that would facilitate entrance into, or promotion within, the public or private sector. It is also viewed primarily as a terminal degree. After completion, graduates possess the needed background and skills to assume positions as public administrators at local, state, national, and international levels.

Your IUP interdisciplinary graduate degree in public affairs will differentiate you as a critical thinker and skilled analyst of political trends and management techniques. The broad base of knowledge that you acquire will give you an advantage as you seek employment in government, education, business, or interest groups.

Benefits of the MA in Public Affairs Program

Schedule evening classes to accommodate your work schedule.

Develop a core competence in methodology, and then choose from among six interdisciplinary specializations to further focus your career aspirations:

Criminal justice administration

Planning and regional development

Human services administration

Human resources management

Local government management

International development administration

Earn academic credit while working with a mentor in the workforce who will help you develop a meaningful internship within your field.

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Since its founding in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has progressed and evolved to match the changing needs of those it serves. IUP combines the academic opportunities of a large university ... Read More

Since its founding in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has progressed and evolved to match the changing needs of those it serves. IUP combines the academic opportunities of a large university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college. Nearly 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in our accredited and nationally recognized programs, enjoying traditional and nontraditional classroom experiences, engaging in research and service activities with their faculty mentors, becoming lifelong learners, preparing for rewarding careers and productive lives, and developing leadership skills for effective citizenship Read less