Masters of Science in Public Administration

Compare 10 MSc Programs in Public Administration

Public Administration

A Master of Science (MSc) in Public Administration provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the functioning of administrations. The program can give students the skills necessary to network in the public sector, learn about performance evaluation and analyze the relationship between civil servants and politicians.

Students might ask, what is an MSc in Public Administration? It is the study of complex administrative relations in networks of private and public organizations and how it impacts policymaking. The program highlights informed approaches to social issues within public administration. A variety of courses are available, including policy and governance, public safety and management, governing markets, and environment and sustainability.

Students that choose to study public administration can benefit from a degree program that provides analytical and theoretical approaches to the analysis of institutions, as well as specialization in performance evaluation and networking. In this day and age, networking is an essential component to any business or career choice. Graduates of the program can apply these networking skills in every aspect of his or her life, and not just within the industry.

The programs, courses and registration costs can vary depending on the institution and which country the school is located. For specific fees and information, it is best to research the institution directly to determine which program is best suited for your career goals.

Students who graduate from the program can find a career in a variety of fields, and not just public administration. Many graduates can find jobs within government institutions or municipal and provincial authorities. Students can even find work within the private sector such as consultancy firms, social organizations, housing corporations or subsidized institutions. Environment and sustainable growth managers are also in high demand.

Both on-campus and online courses are offered within this program from several universities. The Internet-based classes are great for students with strict schedules or who live in remote locations. Some institutions also offer part-time programs for students with time constraints. 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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Master Of Public Administration With An Emphasis In Government And Policy

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Part time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 3 more

With a Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy from Grand Canyon University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you can learn to apply administrative skills in the areas of leadership, human capital development, policy and governance in government, nonprofit and community arenas. [+]

Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Solve Public Policy ChallengesWith a Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy from Grand Canyon University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you can learn to apply administrative skills in the areas of leadership, human capital development, policy and governance in government, nonprofit and community arenas.

You are challenged to identify and provide solutions for the unique issues facing public sector organizations today. The relationships among the federal, state and municipal levels of government are examined, along with the history of U.S. federalism and the competition among levels and branches of government.... [-]


MSc in Public Sector Innovation and e-Governance

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time August 2018 Estonia Tallinn

eGovernance and the digitalization of the public sector are most likely one of the most important reform trends for the future public sector. That’s why the public sector of the future needs experts who combine knowledge in public administration and public management on the one hand, and information systems and eGovernance on the other hand. The Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance is a new and unique programme delivering those experts. [+]

eGovernance and the digitalization of the public sector are most likely one of the most important reform trends for the future public sector. That’s why the public sector of the future needs experts who combine knowledge in public administration and public management on the one hand, and information systems and eGovernance on the other hand. The Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance is a new and unique programme delivering those experts.

WHY CHOOSE PIONEER? Do you want to specialize and advance your knowledge in public sector innovation? Are you interested in the actual and future challenges of the public sector? Do you want to be an expert in eGovernance and the digitalization of the public sector? Would you like to gain insight and competencies contributing to innovations to tackle the challenges public administrations are facing? Do you want to study at different established European Universities? ... [-]

MSc in Public Administration

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

he Master programme in Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on the research, analysis and management of societal issues. [+]

Public Administration

Master of Science (MSc) in Public Administration

In the Master programme of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam you learn how to manage complex societal problems within the public sector.

How to reconstruct a city centre? What are the opportunities for the management of migration flows, and how to prevent discrimination and to promote contact and cohesion in culturally diverse societies? Questions like these are dealt with in contemporary public sector.

In our globalized and complex network society there is an increasing need for experts who demonstrate analytical skills, connective leadership, entrepreneurial attitudes and a strong ethical compass to achieve innovative solutions for societal problems. The Master programme in Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on the research, analysis and management of societal issues.... [-]


MSc in Public Administration

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

In the Master's programme in Public Administration at Radboud University you study how organisations in and around public administration operate and how they are organised. The Master’s in Public Administration continues on from the Bachelor's in Public Administration, but can also be followed as an independent Master’s after, for example, a Bachelor's programme in History. [+]

In the Master's programme in Public Administration at Radboud University you study how organisations in and around public administration operate and how they are organised. The Master’s in Public Administration continues on from the Bachelor's in Public Administration, but can also be followed as an independent Master’s after, for example, a Bachelor's programme in History. Graduates of the Master’s in Public Administration can become public manager: someone who can use their extensive knowledge on the workings and structure of the government to put forward solutions for internal organisational problems and social governmental policy issues. The Master’s programme in Public Administration offers four specialisations, one of them in English called Comparative Politics, Administration and Society. There is plenty of attention for management, administrative ethics and policy issues, both theoretical and practical.... [-]


Master in Research in Public Administration and Organisational Science

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

The programme offers an in-depth investigation of societal problems and critical challenges faced by organisations in the public domain. You will investigate these challenges, analyse how public organisations deal with each challenge, and begin to form theories about what is required to make policies work. [+]

This challenging two-year programme focuses on key issues of Public Administration and Organisation Theory. The programme offers an in-depth investigation of societal problems and critical challenges faced by organisations in the public domain. You will investigate these challenges, analyse how public organisations deal with each challenge, and begin to form theories about what is required to make policies work.

New challenges for public organisations

New challenges for public governments flow from long-term trends such as globalisation, changing information and communication technologies, climate change, and societal fragmentation caused by migration, individualisation, and cultural pluralisation. Solid research is necessary to understand and properly react to these social transformations. Public administrators respond to these challenges in a variety of ways: they initiate reforms to make public management less bureaucratic and more accountable, they activate and enable citizens, they help businesses become more competitive while enhancing social responsibility, and they support civil society initiatives to provide voluntary community services. You will analyse how such initiatives help governments cope with the challenges of modernity. These modern challenges are no longer the sole responsibility of government institutions. Private, semi-private, and privatised organisations are increasingly involved in what were previously considered public tasks. Political decision-making does not only take place in national political arenas, but also at the regional level and in various international arenas, in horizontal networks of social partners, and at the headquarters of large companies and social institutions. Your study of the public domain and the critical issues in that domain will therefore focus... [-]


MSc Public Administration

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The Master’s program in Public Administration builds on topical research in public sector management, public policy, domestic and international and European governance. [+]

Want to understand how to address humankind’s most pressing issues - big challenges arising from climate change, technological innovation, economic and political crises - from the perspective of governance? The MSc in Public Administration is for you!

What does this master programme entail?

The main question you focus on in the MPA is: How can we address humankind’s most pressing problems from the perspective of governance? Governance has many definitions; within the context of the MPA it concerns the management, steering, and coordination of political, administrative, economic, and social actors, as well as the formal and informal regimes and policy processes within which they act, towards addressing collective social problems at regional, national, and international levels.... [-]


MSc Political Science and Public Administration (research)

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

In this interdisciplinary research master’s students will be able to choose between a specialisation in political science or public administration, while also following courses in a combined curriculum. [+]

This unique, two-year master’s programme is designed for students willing to challenge themselves and take their studies to the next level. The programme offers you unsurpassed and thorough academic training that will provide useful no matter what your future career intentions are.

A strong focus on skill development and the ability to conduct independent research are at the core of this research master, which features a selection of two specialisation tracks:

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MSc Public Administration

University of Twente
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Enschede

The Public Administration (PA) master's degree programme highlights public administration and informed approaches (i.e. rooted in policy) to social issues. As a public administrator, you will be expected to understand ... [+]

The Public Administration (PA) master's degree programme highlights public administration and informed approaches (i.e. rooted in policy) to social issues.

As a public administrator, you will be expected to understand the complex administrative relations in networks of public and private organisations and their impact on the quality of administration and policymaking. In addition, you must be able to systematically analyse the implications for various values and interests involved and the tension arising between such concerns as decisiveness and democracy. To effectively evaluate problems and design appropriate solutions, you must have the ability to assess existing knowledge at face value and generate new, relevant knowledge. Moreover, you will be able to use that knowledge as a basis for effective recommendations and their introduction/implementation.... [-]


MSC ICT in Business and the Public Sector

Leiden University
Campus Full time February 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

In this two-year master’s programme, you will expand your knowledge of ICT and develop business and organisational skills that are essential to become a modern IT professional. [+]

In this two-year master’s programme, you will expand your knowledge of ICT and develop business and organisational skills that are essential to become a modern IT professional.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Rapid changes in ICT and its applications over the last years have caused major changes for organizations, industries, and individuals. The Internet, information systems, and communication technology in general, have radically impacted our professional and personal lives. They challenged our thinking on physical, geographical and industry boundaries, on distance, speed and communication. This programme provides you with a deeper understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities in this area, with a specific focus on the management and alignment of ICT in a business and socio-technical context.... [-]


Master of Public Administration (MPA) 

DeVry University
Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Chicago New York Pomona Sherman Oaks Fremont Manhattan + 4 more

Keller's specialized Master of Public Administration degree can help advance your career potential by providing a comprehensive education that also emphasizes practical application. [+]

In public administration, there's an increasing demand for professionals who have the competencies needed to oversee work environments that flourish outside the traditional boundaries of business, such as healthcare, nonprofit and government sectors. Keller's specialized Master of Public Administration degree can help advance your career potential by providing a comprehensive education that also emphasizes practical application. Focusing on the development of leadership and team-building abilities, our Master of Public Administration degree coursework addresses essential topics including human resources, budgeting and accounting, project management and public policy formulation and implementation.... [-]