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. [+]

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 the 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. A 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. ... [-]

MPA – Master of Public Administration

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 27 more

The MPA has been designed to develop professionals in the public sector, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policies and projects at the local and national level, and who have the necessary analytical and managerial skills to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. [+]

The MPA has been designed to develop professionals in the public sector, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policies and projects at the local and national level, and who have the necessary analytical and managerial skills to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. The Master in Public Administration programme equips graduates with the skills, perspectives and understanding needed to function effectively in solving problems and tackling challenges within the wider public sector.

Delivery Mode

Online and through Supported Open Learning

Entry Requirements Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID Pathway UU-FNT-203-ZM Introduction to Master Degree UU-MPA-7000 Policy Analysis: Frameworks, Approaches and Values UU-MPA-7010 Contemporary Public Policy: Theoretical Perspectives UU-MPA-7020 Public Management UU-MPA-7030 Ethics in Public Administration UU-MPA-7040 Governance and Public Policy UU-MPA-7050 Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector UU-MPA-7060 Strategic Thinking and Planning UU-MPA-7070 Electronic Governance and Statistical Applications UU-MPA-7080 Research Project UU-Msc-IND100-ZM Induction Module [-]

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.... [-]


MPA in Public Administration

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Binghamton

Binghamton University's Master's of Public Administration (MPA) program works in collaboration with community-based organizations to prepare students to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and public and non-profit service managers. [+]

MPA in Public Administration

Accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), Binghamton University's Master's of Public Administration (MPA) program works in collaboration with community-based organizations to prepare students to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and public and non-profit service managers. Graduates are equipped with practical, real-world experiences and the theoretical framework needed to tackle today's toughest societal issues.

An MPA is a marketable professional degree that prepares students for management careers in public and nonprofit organizations. It is ideal for students who are committed to public service, would like to be leaders in public and nonprofit organizations, and want to make a positive difference in the world. ... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The Master of Public Administration program is designed for future leaders of government, civil society and market organisations responsible for pursuing the public interest. It integrates theory and practice in enhancing understanding, knowledge and skills essential to the management and leadership of public organisations. It does this through various analytical lens that structure, guide and inform an assessment of the complexities and challenges of organising public action within and across the state, market and civil society. [+]

The Master of Public Administration program is designed for future leaders of government, civil society and market organisations responsible for pursuing the public interest. It integrates theory and practice in enhancing understanding, knowledge and skills essential to the management and leadership of public organisations. It does this through various analytical lens that structure, guide and inform an assessment of the complexities and challenges of organising public action within and across the state, market and civil society.

The compulsory and core subjects explore contemporary public issues and dilemmas locally, regionally and globally. The emphasis is on key disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on public administration, management and governance, which can be clustered as government institutions and processes, law and regulation, public sector finance, economic policy and management, environment and agriculture, and international governance and policy. The aim throughout is to foster debate and provide comparative insights in addressing the dynamics of continuity and change in government and governance.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master European Studies And Public Administration

Vysoká Škola Mezinárodních a Veřejných Vztahů Praha
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The European Studies and Public Administration Master's degree program is designed for candidates who are interested in working in the field of European integration processes or public administration. [+]

Bachelor study in full-time or combined form

FOCUS STUDY

The European Studies and Public Administration Master's degree program is designed for candidates who are interested in working in the field of European integration processes or public administration.

Profile items History of Modern Public Administration in the Czech Republic Control systems of public administration in the Czech Republic and the EU Public finances of the Czech Republic and the EU International public law EU funding Administrative Criminal Law in the Czech Republic

ABSOLUTE PROFILE

The graduate is equipped with knowledge of the state administration and territorial self-government of the Czech Republic, as well as knowledge of the functioning and decision-making principles of the EU. In practice, he can transfer his knowledge of international and European law and public finances in the Czech Republic and the EU. There is also a professional language skills that can be used to apply for positions in international institutions. They are applied simultaneously in the offices of the state administration and territorial self-government and their institutions.... [-]


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.... [-]


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:... [-]


Master in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Russia Moscow

The programme prepares students for careers in management and policy for science, technology and innovation, covering the full spectrum from generating knowledge to applying and using it for technology and innovation. Among the topics covered are practical technology and innovation management (including strategy making and implementation), idea generation, finance and marketing innovation. [+]

Programme Overview

The programme prepares students for careers in management and policy for science, technology and innovation, covering the full spectrum from generating knowledge to applying and using it for technology and innovation. Among the topics covered are practical technology and innovation management (including strategy making and implementation), idea generation, finance and marketing innovation. Advanced courses teach policy for science, technology and innovation, measurement and economics of innovation, regional policy and public private partnerships for science and innovation. There is no other programme in the world that addresses these issues from this specific angle.

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Master in Public Administration

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree that prepares persons interested in public service for administrative and leadership positions in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. [+]

The Master in Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree that prepares persons interested in public service for administrative and leadership positions in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. The program’s student and teaching oriented faculty seek to contribute to the development of professional individuals with an ethos of democratic administration by providing them with a combination of solid academic learning and concrete practical experiences. The MPA Program is located in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs. The Program works in cooperation with a number of other departments as well as the A. L. Burruss Institute of Public Service that provides community services and technical assistance to nonprofit and public organizations in Georgia.... [-]


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. [+]

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 ... [-]

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Missouri State University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]