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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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University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences

The Masters of Public Administration program seeks to provide the highest quality graduate education for current and prospective officials in all three areas of public se ... [+]

Masters of Public Administration

The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program seeks to provide the highest quality graduate education for current and prospective officials in all three areas of public service: government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private vendors. The program strives to achieve local, state and national prominence through a contemporary curriculum, innovative instruction, scholarly and applied research, and service to key stakeholders. Program activities are designed to develop and enhance technical, ethical and leadership competencies.

About The Program

The University of Miami, situated in one of the most cosmopolitan parts of the country, offers a unique opportunity for the study of public administration. UM is advantageously located in Miami Dade County, the first in the U.S. to adopt two-tier metropolitan government, providing an ideal urban laboratory for the study of government organization and consolidation.... [-]

USA Miami
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
University of Central Oklahoma

The UCO MPA inspires public values by providing transformative learning experiences for ethical leaders striving to improve communities in the Oklahoma City metropolitan ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Edmond
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of San Francisco - School of Management

The USF MPA program prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to address the public interest through the collection and analysis of evidence essential for impleme ... [+]

Masters in Public Administration.

Navigate the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Translate theory into practice and begin implementing policy that supports your community.

The USF 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.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) offers two tracks; general public administration track and a health services administration concentration. It provides mid-career and aspiring professionals with an opportunity to obtain advanced managerial education applicable to a broad range of organizations in the public sector, nonprofit, and health care industries.... [-]

USA San Francisco
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Part-time
21 months
Campus
Online
University of Haifa, International School

The international MPA program provides a specialization in Public Administration, Public Management and Policy Studies, which will prepare students to direct policymaking ... [+]

Program description

Modern democracies face complex challenges, which have only intensified in the recent decade. Functioning in complex external and internal environments, governments and public organizations have to constantly adapt themselves to changing conditions and find innovative ways and tools to analyze reality and manage public affairs effectively and fairly.

In recent years, many political systems have experienced significant crises and challenges that have transformed modes of governance. There are indications that public dissatisfaction with and mistrust of government is rapidly increasing, especially during the deep economic crisis of recent years. Social and economic concerns have become more and more acute in modern democracies as growing economic inequality encourages political inequality and triggers political unrest. This process accelerates due to ineffective government and the deterioration of public trust in government.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Birmingham Online

Lead positive change, study the latest international thinking and master unique public-sector strategy with the University of Birmingham’s 100% Online Masters of Public A ... [+]

Online Masters of Public Administration

Designed to equip public-sector professionals with the tools necessary to help make a positive difference and help manage change in their sphere, the University of Birmingham’s 100% Online Masters of Public Administration will help you to evaluate your impact within local governance and strategic public management.

Delivered through the prestigious Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) – the United Kingdom’s leading centre for the study of local public service management, policy and governance – this programme is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ideas and innovative thinking without having to set foot on campus.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
March 2020
Part-time
30 months
Online
University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs

You can make a real difference in the world. A Master of Public Affairs allows you to solve the crucial problems facing society, help people, and serve your community. Pu ... [+]

Master of Public Affairs

You can make a real difference in the world. A Master of Public Affairs allows you to solve the crucial problems facing society, help people, and serve your community. Public service professionals – whether in government or nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations – play a vital role in addressing important issues and impacting lives for the better.

The University of Missouri has offered public service education for over 50 years. Established in 2001, the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs has 14 TSPA, 26 affiliated and 8 adjunct faculty members and is part of the University’s College of Arts and Science.

The Truman School advances the study and practice of governance in Missouri, the nation and the world. The mission of the Truman School’s MPA Program is to prepare a diverse student body for ethical leadership in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. The MPA program draws upon the interdisciplinary teaching, research and public service capacity of the Truman School, the University as a whole and practitioners to provide students with a range of perspectives and experiences that promote public service values and democratic discourse. Through their coursework, students build knowledge of policy processes and management principles and develop critical thinking and analytic skills that enable them to advance in careers in a rapidly changing public service.... [-]

USA Columbia
January 2020
Full-time
Campus
Old Dominion University

If you already have experience in the public sector, ODU's MPA program will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge, skills, and abilities ... [+]

If you already have experience in the public sector, ODU's MPA program will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance your careers. Even if you have little or no experience in these areas, you can build a foundation for future success with this degree. This program is designed to enhance your knowledge and competencies in five content areas:

Public management processes, including public budgeting and personnel systems; Organizational design processes and behavior; Political, legal, and ethical concepts and issues of public administration; Quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques; and Policy analysis and program evaluation. ... [-]
USA Norfolk
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Full-time
Part-time
Online
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Public Administration degree is the recognized professional degree in public administration, public management, and public service. It is designed principal ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Georgia Southern University

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students for careers in public and nonprofit organizations. With specialized concentrations in public managemen ... [+]

Program Overview

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students for careers in public and nonprofit organizations. With specialized concentrations in public management and nonprofit administration, students have the ability to develop technical skills and expertise in these important and growing areas. The MPA program’s curriculum is designed to appeal to both pre-service students seeking entry-level management positions and in-service professionals interested in opportunities for further intellectual growth and career advancement. An integrated program of study teaches public administration through a carefully planned curriculum organized around a set of core management courses, a chosen program concentration, and a field internship. The program of study culminates in a comprehensive examination. Graduates of the program are skilled in applying theory and analyzing data to solve real-world problems in management and public policy. The MPA program is housed in the Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies, which serves as a focal point for a scholarship, teaching, and professional service in the fields of Public Administration and Policy.... [-]

USA Statesboro
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

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 incre ... [+]

Overview

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Unicaf University (ZM)

The M.P.A. has been designed to develop professionals in the public sector, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policies and projects at the local and ... [+]

The M.P.A. 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 program 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 program requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applican... [-]
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Tampere University

NORDIG offers a unique learning environment enabling students to create smart solutions and obtain sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and ... [+]

International experts facilitating societal co-operation and innovation

NORDIG offers a unique learning environment enabling students to create smart solutions and obtain sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and management.

NORDIG’s curriculum adds a truly Nordic dimension to studies on public administration and public policy. The students will study at three Nordic universities: Tampere University, University of Agder (Norway) and KTH Royal Technological Institute (Sweden). The students will be equipped with knowledge of public administration, management, innovations, and the dynamics of learning organisations. As a part of their studies, students will do a project in the OpenLab environment at KTH. NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand... [-]

Finland Tampere
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Seton Hall University Online

The online M.P.A. in Non-Profit Management from Seton Hall University provides a foundation in all aspects of public administration required to serve as an effective lead ... [+]

About Us

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities. Rich in history, Seton Hall is also an institution on the rise. Our research grants have soared by 75 percent and 11 of our faculty have received Fulbright awards.

Through online programs such as our Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management, we offer an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences, and a culture of optimism that propels great minds. We cultivate the kinds of leaders who align personal ambition with a deep commitment to civic good.

Accreditation

All Seton Hall University programs are regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management (M.P.A.) program is also accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and mapped to the curriculum guidelines of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC). This ensures that graduates receive a public service education aligned with industry standards and needs.... [-]

USA South Orange
September 2019
Part-time
24 - 36 months
Online
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

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

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 master's program "Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration" is offered by the Faculty of Economics and Social Development.

Academic profile

The program aims to educate highly qualified specialists for managerial posts in organizations of public and private sectors as well as for research institutions. The study program ensures the student-centered 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.... [-]

Latvia Jelgava
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Central European University, School of Public Policy

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 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 evidence-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:... [-]

Hungary Budapest
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus