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 Public Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus or Online Full time 21 months August 2018 USA San Francisco

Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. Navigate the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Translate theory into practice and begin implementing policy that supports your community. Our MPA program prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to address the public interest through the collection and analysis of evidence essential for implementing public service strategies. A flexible class schedule helps working professionals balance their busy lives, while small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deeper relationship building. About the Master of Public Administration Program Typical program length is 21 months, with 38 credits Classes offered on Saturday Preferred but not required - two years of professional work experience, including internships Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options Classes begin each fall at USF’s Downtown San Francisco campus. Also offered in a 100% online format. Accredited by NASPAA, the foremost membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public & nonprofit management in the US and around the world. Ranked among the Best Public Affairs Programs by the U.S. News & World Report. STATE AUTHORIZATION USF is not currently accepting applications from online students who reside in Alabama*, Arkansas*, Delaware, Iowa*, Kentucky, Maryland*, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina*, Ohio (MPH, MSIM) and Wisconsin*. Additionally, USF is not currently accepting applications for online students for the MSN and DNP online programs who reside in Louisiana, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. [+]

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. The key areas of health, welfare, ethics, trade, aid and disaster management are analysed, with a spotlight on the dramatic and innovative public services changes in the UK and the wider international context. This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant differences in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Features and benefits of the course - The opportunity for cross-campus working with international partner universities - The opportunity to take a placement with a public service partner organisation in the region - To engage with a mix of traditional and blended learning environments - The opportunity to develop a wide range of analytic, presentation and other professional skills ABOUT THE COURSE This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant difference in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Typical units of study may include You will study the following core units and... [-]

Official Master's Degree In Government And Public Administration

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time Part time 600 hours May 2018 Spain Madrid + 1 more

This program leads to the title of University Master's Degree in Government and Public Administration from the International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. This program leads to the title of University Master's Degree in Government and Public Administration from the International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. This Master is based on history and a doctorate in Government and Public Management that have been held XIX editions and the Masters in Governance and Public Management that have been held XXII editions. GOALS The program Master in Government and Public Administration has the fundamental objective form academics and practitioners in the area of ​​institutions, administration and public policy. Therefore it intended that students acquire advanced training in Political Science and Administration, aimed at academic and professional specialization, promoting academic or research initiation tasks. The program aims to provide a systematic and thorough knowledge of Political Science and Administration graduates interested in specializing in these matters, either for academic or professional purposes. Therefore, along this great pillars of Government and Public Administration are studied. They are presented and critically examine the aspects necessary to successfully face any issue with political and administrative relevance that students need to solve or treat. It is, in short, to provide an overview of the process of decision making within a political system and simultaneously deepen substantive matters such as public administration or public policy, in order that students perceive it and dominate in its complexity.... [-]

UCC/Commonwealth Executive Master of Business/Public Administration

University of the Commonwealth 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. [-]

MPA/PGDip Master of Public Administration

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, and performance and human resource management. [+]

Overview

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, and performance and human resource management.

It is an internationally recognised qualification and provides you with the competencies and knowledge to managing creatively in challenging policy environments. It is suitable for new graduates and those with managerial and/or public or third sector work experience.

With the current developments around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs.

We aim to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice.... [-]


Masters in Public Administration MPA

University Of The West Of Scotland in Cyprus
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The MPA programme equips modern public managers and policy-makers with the skills required to make a decisive contribution to contemporary governance and policy. [+]

The MPA programme equips modern public managers and policy-makers with the skills required to make a decisive contribution to contemporary governance and policy. The programme is delivered jointly between the School of Media, Culture & Society and the School of Business & Enterprise, combining a rigorous social science focus on governance, public administration, public policy and politics with a strong grounding in public sector management and strategy.

The programme has been designed to combine the political science and public policy focus of the MSc Policy Analysis & Global Governance with leading edge scholarship in public sector management and strategy. As such this award is a social science-led programme reflecting the changes in the public administration postgraduate and CPD market and discipline (i.e. an increased demand for skills development in policy analysis, public administration and management, and evaluation). The programme is also of key relevance for ‘executive students’ (e.g. civil servants and policy practitioners across sectors) who are currently working in policy roles and who seek to undertake study at postgraduate level as part of their professional development.... [-]


Master in Public Administration

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. 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,... [-]

Master of Local Government

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Local Government provides professionals, managers and leaders in local government with an advanced body of knowledge and skills to reflect critically on theory and practice. This enables them to apply this knowledge in their roles in strategic thinking, planning and shaping local communities. [+]

The course provides graduates with an evidence-based learning approach to build a high level of influence and leadership in their local government workplace. The course, which is informed by the research and capacity-building activities of the UTS Centre for Local Government, provides an interdisciplinary program with teaching and learning activities ranging across and beyond the faculty. An education program is developed to match the requirements of each participant's individual requirements, and subjects can be studied through intensive block release or in some cases through online delivery mode.

The education and professional development provided through the Master of Local Government aims to meet individual needs and provide opportunities for local government practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills, underpinned with a strong foundation in public service and democratic values and principles. On completion of the course, graduates have a sound understanding of current issues in local government and in diverse communities, as well as an ability to relate this knowledge back to their own workplaces. They gain research and scholarship competencies that allow them to continue their own professional development through short courses or further academic study, including at doctoral level.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Alice

Target group Scholars and practitioners in the discipline of Public Administration and Management, who are grounded in the theoretical/foundational modules in the discipline and are keen to carry out research around a problem. [+]

Masters in Public Administration. Target group Scholars and practitioners in the discipline of Public Administration and Management, who are grounded in the theoretical/foundational modules in the discipline and are keen to carry out research around a problem. Admission/Entry requirement Learners must hold a four-year Bachelors degree or Honours in the subject of Public Administration. A person shall not be regarded as a learner unless such a person has been admitted to the degree required (Public Administration) Note that an assessment of work profile, research potential and other professional qualifications may be required. Also note that applicants may be invited for an interview and/or required to write a paper. Duration of the Programme Programme is by research work Not less than two years and not more than 4 years Where necessary, learners may be advised to register specific MPA modules to deepen and sharpen their theoretical understanding Program Structure The candidate is expected to complete & pass the examination of his/her research project. [-]

Masters in Public Administration

Eastern Washington University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2018 USA Spokane + 1 more

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... [+]

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... [-]

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 of Public Administration (MPA) in Public and Nonprofit Management

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 USA Edmond

The UCO MPA inspires public values by providing transformative learning experiences for ethical leaders striving to improve communities in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the world. As the flagship public service program for Oklahoma’s metropolitan university, the UCO MPA prepares professionals to serve as leaders in local, state, and national governments; nonprofit organizations; and international agencies. UCO MPA graduates inform public debate and address critical policy issues. The values of the UCO MPA include civic engagement/collaboration, discipline knowledge/professional competence, diversity and cultural sensitivity, environmental stewardship, ethical leadership, global awareness, good governance, pride in public service, quality of life, and social justice. [+]

The UCO MPA inspires public values by providing transformative learning experiences for ethical leaders striving to improve communities in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the world. As the flagship public service program for Oklahoma’s metropolitan university, the UCO MPA prepares professionals to serve as leaders in local, state, and national governments; nonprofit organizations; and international agencies. UCO MPA graduates inform public debate and address critical policy issues. The values of the UCO MPA include civic engagement/collaboration, discipline knowledge/professional competence, diversity and cultural sensitivity, environmental stewardship, ethical leadership, global awareness, good governance, pride in public service, quality of life, and social justice. Admission Requirements Submit the following items to: Jackson College of Graduate Studies 100 N. University Drive, NUC 404 Edmond, OK 73034 - Online application for admission at www.uco.edu/graduate - Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each institution attended with all degrees posted. All transcripts must be from accredited institutions. A student may be admitted by one of the three following methods: - A minimum 2.75 GPA overall or 3.00 GPA in the last 60 hours attempted. - GRE scores. The student must obtain a score of 150 on the Verbal portion of the GRE, 145 on the Quantitative portion of the GRE, and 4.5 on the Writing portion of the GRE (pending Regent approval). - Possess a master’s degree from an accredited university/college with an overall GPA of 3.00. - Students with a native language other than English must submit evidence of English language proficiency. *Students... [-]

European Master's in Public Administration - EMPA

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Hungary Budapest

This is a one-year Master Certificate programme - European Master's in Public Administration - EMPA provided by the Center for Public Affairs Studies (CPAS) of the Faculty of Economics at the Corvinus University of Budapest. [+]

  This is a one-year Master Certificate programme provided by the Center for Public Affairs Studies (CPAS) of the Faculty of Economics at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

 

 

The EMPA programme is focused on the comparative analysis of questions of public administration, public policy and public management in different (EU and non-EU) European countries in the context of processes of internationalization, Europeanization and European integration.

The programme is designed to provide a comparative understanding of public sector structures, policies and processes in different European countries, as well as a methodology for analyzing and dealing with different structures and processes of public sector management, guidance and control. A basic topic is the way in which the characteristics of different systems of government and administration within Europe relate to national and sub-national perspectives on issues, processes and institutions of European integration, both within and across the borders of the EU.... [-]


Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) prepares experienced and aspiring administrators to be leaders in government, criminal justice, health, environmental, and nonprofit organizations. [+]

Public Administration, MPA Offered in: CHICAGO The graduate program leading to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) prepares experienced and aspiring administrators to be leaders in government, criminal justice, health, environmental, and nonprofit organizations. The curriculum consists of six core management and analysis courses, a policy course, a service learning course and specialized courses in the student’s concentration or field of interest. Concentrations are offered in health services, government management, and nonprofit management. Roosevelt's Chicago Campus is ideally located for aspiring MPAs. Government is the largest single employer in the metropolitan area; there are many federal regional offices and hundreds of local agencies; several health care organizations are among the top 25 area employers; and the nonprofit sector is growing more rapidly than any other. The public administration program draws from — and gives back to — this rich practice laboratory by continually connecting theory with practical application and by involving students in real administrative problems and their solutions. Faculty are primarily teachers, but they are also researchers, consultants, and practicing professionals. Courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate students who are employed full-time. Admission Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher are admitted based upon previous academic performance and evaluation of a one- to two-page essay on an assigned topic. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average below 3.0 will be considered on the basis of the above plus additional supporting materials. These applicants should submit a history of their work and community experience... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Central European University, School of Public Policy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) offers a two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program that develops graduates with the knowledge base and applied skills to critically engage with policy processes and debates, the methods and training to promote and advocate for evidenced-based policy, and a practitioner's perspective that enables them to move from "contemplation to application." [+]

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) offers a two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program that develops graduates with the knowledge base and applied skills to critically engage with policy processes and debates, the methods and training to promote and advocate for evidenced-based policy, and a practitioner's perspective that enables them to move from "contemplation to application." This integrated and experiential approach to teaching and learning positions SPP MPA graduates to make a difference in the world of public policy in a period of rapid change, increased complexity, and heightened contestation.

The principal learning goals of the MPA program are for students to achieve and demonstrate an advanced ability to:... [-]