Masters Programs in Public Administration

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Public Administration

Public administration is an administration approach focused on implementing the policy of the government. It is a discipline that is concerned with the study of how government policies are implemented and seeks to prepare all those seeking to take up public service offices such as civil servants. A Master of Public Administration is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance students’ understanding on the field of public service. The course is meant for sharpening the idea on civil service and the knowledge in handling public offices. Master of Public Administration is a degree to help leaders and administrators acquire quality skills and training in handling public administrative sectors and offices.

As a professional course for the postgraduates, Master of Public Administration has been structured to prepare all students for managerial service in governmental offices as well other nongovernmental organizations. The degree has an emphasis on the roles and development as well as the principles of public administrators. In taking a Masters degree in Public Administration, one learns the implementation and management of all public policies for effective utilization of resources in service delivery. The degree program is designed to help in developing passionate solutions regarding public finances, human resources, and leadership as well as any other emerging managerial complexities in public institutions. Public administration will be an area for managers and leaders seeking to handle any public offices.

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Master of Nonprofit Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. 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... [-]

Master In Public Administration (mpa)

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 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... [-]

Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. 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... [-]

UCC/Commonwealth Executive Master of Business/Public Administration

University College of the Caribbean
Online & Campus Combined Part time 20 months October 2017 Jamaica Kingston

These masters provide a relevant and cutting-edge curriculum to help working administrators strengthen their knowledge of contemporary public/business administration practices. [+]

UCC/Commonwealth Executive Master of Business/Public Administration These masters provide a relevant and cutting-edge curriculum to help working administrators strengthen their knowledge of contemporary public/business administration practices and improve their management and leadership skills in the public/business service, the government sector or non-profits. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. 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 of Public Administration

Missouri State University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 USA Springfield + 1 more

Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous national accreditation process. [+]

Master of Public Administration Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous national accreditation process. Meeting the NASPAA’s criteria means you’ll receive the resources necessary to achieve the goals that matter to you. Graduate students in the public administration program are individuals with diverse academic and professional backgrounds, many of whom work full-time and are practicing public administrators and non-profit organization professionals. Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous national accreditation process. Meeting the NASPAA’s criteria means you’ll receive the resources necessary to achieve the goals that matter to you. Public Affairs. Civic Engagement. Public Policy. As a graduate of Missouri State’s public administration master’s program, you will be able to: Shape policies that benefit the public... [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

The Master of Public Administration degree is the recognized professional degree in public administration, public management, and public service. It is designed principally, but not exclusively, for those who are pursuing careers in public service. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. The Master of Public Administration degree is the recognized professional degree in public administration, public management, and public service. It is designed principally, but not exclusively, for those who are pursuing careers in public service. Graduates are employed in government agencies at all levels, national associations, public interest groups, research and consulting firms, and in the private sector. The MPA program provides an opportunity to study management and policy issues in an intergovernmental and intersectoral context. The program focuses on developing critical intellectual capacities, sound analytical skills, and a sensitivity to the ethical and value concerns that are central to the traditions of the field of public administration. The MPA program is available at the George Washington University's main campus in downtown Washington, DC. It is not available as a distance-learning program. Master of Public Administration Curriculum The MPA program consists of 40 credit hours. Students complete a common core and select specialized elective fields to tailor their coursework to their unique interests and career objectives. Master of Public Administration Fields of Study Each student selects a field of study consisting of at least three courses (9 credits). Many MPA students select one of the eight fields listed below. Others design their own individualized field with consultation and approval of a substantively appropriate faculty advisor; in addition, any of the MPP fields are possible in the MPA. The eight primary fields are: Budget and Public Finance Federal Policy, Politics and Management Homeland Security and Emergency Management... [-]

Master of Public Policy

International University of Japan
Campus Full time 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. [+]

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 in Public Policy & Administration

University of St. Thomas
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston + 1 more

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. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. 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... [-]

Master in Public Administration

Brawijaya University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 Indonesia Malang

The vision of the Faculty of Administration is to become an institution of administrative sciences qualified and recognized by the public, at home and abroad. [+]

Master in Public Administration Vision and mission The vision of the Faculty of Administration is to become an institution of administrative sciences qualified and recognized by the public, at home and abroad. The missions of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences are: Improving the quality and quantity of the implementation of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, which includes education and teaching, research, and community service. Creating ethos administrative science in the society and strengthening the position of alumni at the job market. Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of management and management faculty. [-]

Master in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The current economic trends in Latvia and Europe highlight the necessity of highly qualified specialists and researchers in economics, management and sociological research. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. The current economic trends in Latvia and Europe highlight the necessity of highly qualified specialists and researchers in economics, management and sociological research who can work in innovative enterprises and institutions. The masters program "Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration" is offered by the Faculty of Economics and Social Development. Academic profile The programme aims to educate highly qualified specialists for managerial posts in organizations of public and private sectors as well as for research institutions. The study programme ensures the student-centred approach to the study process which allows students to develop their theoretical and empirical knowledge, skills and competence for the in-depth analysis of the contemporary social processes, organizational performance and issues of public administration. The programme covers two academic years. In the 1st semester students extend their knowledge and skills in sociological theory, research methodology and techniques, organizational behaviour, and public administration. Study courses of the 2nd semester specifically focus on organizational studies, the public and nongovernmental sector, social welfare, research of the quality of life, rural studies, and development programmes. During the research practice in the 3rd semester students are offered to visit organizations of the public sector and are required to demonstrate their practical skills in one of the organizations; a few compulsory and elective courses are also delivered such as Project Management, Policy Analysis, Human Development, Time Management, and Innovations and Creativity. In the 4th semester the programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis. Admission Requirements... [-]

Master in Public Policy

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Master in Public Policy/Politiques Publiques is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide. [+]

Master in Public Policy The Master in Public Policy/Politiques Publiques is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide. Anchored in social sciences, with a focus on exploring the intersection between public affairs and cutting-edge technologies, it develops an emphasis on policy and decision making 2.0. To equip our students with a multidimensional and panoramic vision, the curriculum is built around a thorough core module in public economics, public policy, ethics, technology, management, international governance and law, with a choice of a multitude of electives that examine current policy debates with insights from academics and practitioners. In all of these core courses, the teaching fuses frontier research and pedagogical innovation to equip new actors to harness today's increasing complexities and to surmount the boundaries of clustered knowledge. The School offers multiple policy streams for students to specialize in critical policy challenges. These streams are taught in French or in English, and require students to demonstrate language proficiency according to their choice. Policy streams in French are attached to the Master Politiques Publiques. Policy streams in English are attached to the Master in Public Policy. Policy streams in English (Master in Public Policy): Cultural Policy and Management Digital, New Technology and Public Policy Economics and Public Policy Energy, Resources and Sustainability Global Health Management and Public Affairs Markets and Regulation Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Social Innovation Policy streams in French (Master Politiques Publiques): Administration publique Culture (French track)... [-]

Masters in Public Administration (MPA)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for those who want to make a difference in confronting critical social problems, including hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. Become a Social Change Leader The Middlebury Institute Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for those who want to make a difference in confronting critical social problems, including hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness. Through hands-on experience, applied learning, practical tools, and community support, this program prepares graduates to be effective leaders and managers in international development for social change organizations, NGOs, nonprofits and government agencies around the world. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum. Practical Skills for Positive Change The International Policy and Development degree and Master of Public Administration degree share a common faculty and curriculum. Together these two degrees make up the Development Practice and Policy (DPP). DPP gives students the flexibility to explore both areas of study and then choose one at the start of their final semester. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the MPA - Master of Public Administration by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S.... [-]

Master in Economics

University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

In all countries, economists assume the top positions in society, are managers of the largest enterprises and banks, ministers and prime ministers, governors of central banks as well as managers of prestigious consultation companies and analytics departments. [+]

In all countries, economists assume the top positions in society, are managers of the largest enterprises and banks, ministers and prime ministers, governors of central banks as well as managers of prestigious consultation companies and analytics departments. Economics is thus one of the elite programmes at the most prestigious universities, where only a few percent of the best students are accepted. It is the same in Slovenia. Economics is a demanding study, requiring an ambitious and motivated individual with good analytical abilities. An individual who will be able, as shown by many examples, to make decisions in a key position in the business sector and in state policymaking. Why? Because graduates of the Economics programme are capable of resolving economic and business problems that other people are generally unable to identify or classify as important. You will acquire knowledge and skills needed for successful expert work in key positions in the business sector or in shaping the economic policy of the state. You will learn how to use complex analytical tools that will enable you to comprehensively analyse a problem in a given environment, since by using economic models (theory), extensive knowledge of empirical findings and a plethora of analytical and programme tools you will be able to correctly analyse data and, based on it, make projections, different scenarios and strategies, assess risks and adopt appropriate decisions. These are the knowledge and skills individuals require to be able to take up top positions in the business sector and in state... [-]

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

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. 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... [-]