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If you’re passionate about public policy and politics and are looking for a rewarding career that allows you to give back to the community, consider a Master of Arts (MA) in Public Administration. The degree gives students a significant career advantage in the public service field. What is an MA in Public Administration, you ask? The program is designed to prepare students for managerial ser… Read more

If you’re passionate about public policy and politics and are looking for a rewarding career that allows you to give back to the community, consider a Master of Arts (MA) in Public Administration. The degree gives students a significant career advantage in the public service field.

What is an MA in Public Administration, you ask? The program is designed to prepare students for managerial service in governmental offices and nongovernmental organizations. Specifically, students learn how to implement and manage public policies for the effective use of resources in service delivery. Students also learn how to develop and drive solutions regarding organizational and personnel administration, public financing and leadership, as well as other intricate managerial processes in public institutions. Finally, most programs also address the requirements of handling and holding public office.

The benefits of an MA in Public Administration include effective preparedness to become a civil servant at the local or federal level or to implement policy work for nonprofit entities. Many students find the training they receive with this type of degree to be very intellectually rewarding, which translates to better job satisfaction.

The costs of an MA in Public Administration vary by school and by location. It’s important to contact the institution directly for exact course and registration fees.

Students who earn an MA in Public Administration most often go on to work as civil servants in a variety of governmental positions. Graduates of this type of program are also often able to bypass entry-level positions in favor of more mid-level governmental positions. Nonprofits also represent a significant portion of the job market for individuals who have completed the program. Additionally, many politicians begin their careers as civil servants after earning this advanced-level degree.

There are many opportunities to earn an MA in Public Administration throughout the United States and the world. Numerous opportunities also exist to take online courses that apply toward the degree, which is a desirable option for working professionals. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Wroclaw
Wrocław, Poland

The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centers of political science research in Poland. Since 2008 the Inst ... +

The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centers of political science research in Poland. Since 2008 the Institute has developed also curricula in English. Both international and Polish candidates can join the study program and obtain the title of Master in Political Science. MA study program consists of four semesters: one semester with a common program for all students and three semesters with specializations courses. One of three semesters is designed as a semester of mobility arranged within ERASMUS+ at one of the Partner Universities abroad. 5 specializations are available: Public Policy, Political Communication, Public Administration, Democracy and Development in Europe and Caucasus, Central and East European Studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 - 4 semesters
English
01 Oct 2022
31 Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications
Gainesville, USA

The University of Florida online Master of Arts in Mass Communication concentration in Public Interest Communication is a first-of-its-kind program designed to produce graduat ... +

The University of Florida online Master of Arts in Mass Communication concentration in Public Interest Communication is a first-of-its-kind program designed to produce graduates who want to be able to make people care and use strategic communications to drive social change. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
16 months
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
St Mary’s University Twickenham, London
Twickenham, United Kingdom

Gain a thorough understanding of the applied and theoretical aspects of social justice and apply your knowledge through a practical service-learning project integrated into th ... +

Gain a thorough understanding of the applied and theoretical aspects of social justice and apply your knowledge through a practical service-learning project integrated into the degree. This course is the first Master's degree in the UK devoted to service-learning that integrates practical volunteering and/or paid experience at the service of the community with a theoretical and applied understanding of social justice. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 

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Touro University Worldwide
Los Alamitos, USA

TUW’s Master of Arts in Public Administration is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel in careers in the large and growing ... +

TUW’s Master of Arts in Public Administration is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel in careers in the large and growing areas of Public Leadership and Administration, Non-Profit Management, and Policy Analysis. 
The MPA is designed to help the student to enhance her/his ability to understand, analyze, and control the organizational environment to manage effectively and to promote positive change in the public and nonprofit sectors. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
University Of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg
Ludwigsburg, Germany

The interdisciplinary Master programme European Public Administration is run in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Kehl and provides students with a thorough ... +

The interdisciplinary Master programme European Public Administration is run in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Kehl and provides students with a thorough understanding of the administrative, legal and social structures in Europe. Graduates from this two-year programme receive a Master of Arts degree in European Public Administration that is highly recognised throughout Europe. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English, German
Campus
 
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, USA

Established in 1973, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Kentucky State University prepares students for careers as supervisors, managers, and decision-makers ... +

Established in 1973, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Kentucky State University prepares students for careers as supervisors, managers, and decision-makers in the public sector—from local and state, to federal government agencies. The MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). Our program courses are designed to develop student learning competencies as outlined by NASPAA to ensure students will succeed as practitioners in the public sector. Accordingly, the program is designed to prepare students to gain problem-solving skills, critical thinking competencies, program analysis abilities, and insight into the challenges and processes of public policy implementation. -
MA
English
Campus
 
Point Park University School of Education
Pittsburgh, USA

The mission of our Master of Arts in educational administration program is to prepare professional educators for leadership positions as school administrators or principals.

The mission of our Master of Arts in educational administration program is to prepare professional educators for leadership positions as school administrators or principals. -
MA
Full-time
English
Online
 
Barry University Adrian Dominican School of Education
Miami Shores, USA

The Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE) at Barry University offers a Master of Arts in Administration degree program. It is designed as a graduate degree program for ... +

The Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE) at Barry University offers a Master of Arts in Administration degree program. It is designed as a graduate degree program for adult learners and practitioners focusing on administration, leadership, communication, and teamwork. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
New Mexico State University College of Arts and Sciences
Las Cruces, USA

The MA program provides general course work in each of the major fields of political science. Students may choose either the thesis option, under which they complete 30 credit ... +

The MA program provides general course work in each of the major fields of political science. Students may choose either the thesis option, under which they complete 30 credits of course work plus 6 thesis credits (POLS 599 Master's Thesis), or the nonthesis option, with 30 credits of course work plus 6 hours of special research credit (POLS 598 Special Research Programs) or 6 hours of approved internship credit (POLS 510 Internship). Both the thesis and nonthesis options require a final oral examination; the non thesis option requires a written examination as well. The program provides a broad-based foundation in political science while allowing students to pursue specific areas of interest. -
MA
English
 
Mahatma Gandhi University Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda +1 More

The aim of offering Masters Degree in Public Administration to graduates is to provide knowledge to the learners on the nature and relationship of the State, Society, and Admi ... +

The aim of offering Masters Degree in Public Administration to graduates is to provide knowledge to the learners on the nature and relationship of the State, Society, and Administration. It will develop the conceptual faculties of the learner on various administrative theories, postulates, models, process, methods, instruments, techniques, thoughts, etc. Successful completion of this course prepares the student for doctoral degree programs as well. -
MA
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Lipscomb University
Nashville, USA

Every community has unique needs and must have leaders who possess the capacity to both understand community complexities as well as the knowledge base to contend with the cha ... +

Every community has unique needs and must have leaders who possess the capacity to both understand community complexities as well as the knowledge base to contend with the challenges that inevitably arise. Most importantly, community leaders must have the capability to respond by implementing solutions-focused interventions and policies. The need for community leadership in all social contexts has never been greater than in the present, whether the context is urban, rural, suburban, economically challenged or affluent. -
MA
English