Master's Program in Public Administration in North America

Compare Masters Programs in Public Administration in North America 2017

Public Administration

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

The master's degree in public administration encompasses the analysis of government organizations, policies, and programs. Individuals enrolled in the public administration program are able to study government decision-making and the behavior of elected and non-elected officials.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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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 in North America 2017. 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. [-]

Masters in Public Administration

Eastern Washington University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 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 of Public Administration (MPA)

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Public Administration in North America 2017. 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... [-]

MPA in Public Administration

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. As organizations reshape, restructure, and respond to shifts in economic, demographic, and social realities, public servants must be trained as problem solvers. Opportunities abound for those able to think critically, creatively, and ethically. With a variety of roles to fill in every city and state, MPA students are attractive hires for positions that allow them to make positive change. Graduates can also compete for business and other private-sector openings that require management and financial analysis experience. Degrees Offered MPA in Public Administration People helping people. Working together. Operating in partnership. Collaborating. This is what's at the heart of Binghamton University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. 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... [-]

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 in North America 2017. 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) – ... [-]

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. [+]

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 International Development Management Managing... [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Denver

The master's of public policy (MPP) is a 60-hour, two-year program. The MPP gives you the opportunity to analyze, create, and articulate innovative public policies responsive to the most challenging issues facing this nation, while respecting and supporting your passion to serve responsibly. [+]

Masters in Public Administration in North America 2017. The master's of public policy (MPP) is a 60-hour, two-year program. The MPP gives you the opportunity to analyze, create, and articulate innovative public policies responsive to the most challenging issues facing this nation, while respecting and supporting your passion to serve responsibly. Master of public policy students must complete: 7 core courses (28 total hours) 6 Great Issues Forums (12 total hours) Policy Memorandum (4 hours) 16 hours of elective credit The required courses build a broad perspective of policy while giving students the capabilities for strong analysis and quantitative skill. In addition, MPP students are encouraged to pursue customized concentrations. ACADEMIC EMPHASIS In conjunction with other graduate programs at the University of Denver, MPP students can take specialized and approved courses in various policy specific areas. Policy emphasis are available in the following areas: education policy business and government energy and environmental policy social policy and nonprofit management communications and public affairs Each emphasis has a distinct list of requirements that will fulfill the MPP elective credits. Additionally, students are encouraged to explore experiential learning opportunities such as internships in their specific areas of emphasis as well as complete the required Policy Memorandum on a topic that is relevant to the specialization. A typical full-time student schedule will include 10 credit hours per quarter (3 quarters a year). Course and Degree Prerequisites and Requirements Proof of a bachelor's degree is required from a regionally accredited college or university. SCHOLARSHIP &... [-]

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’s of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

St.Mary's University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA San Antonio

The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. [+]

Masters in Public Administration in North America 2017. A comprehensive curriculum in the Master of Public Administration Program at St. Mary’s University promotes professional excellence and exposes students to classical works and methodologies in the public administration discipline. Our courses are taught by highly respected faculty members and practitioners in urban management and public policy. Additionally, we now offer the option of a certificate in Public Communication, Public Policy and Public Leadership for Public Administration graduate students, as well as a Legislative Internship Program. The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. The St. Mary’s program is one of the few in Texas with curriculum designed to serve this mission. The Urban Management specialization focuses on how local government area administered and managed. The core courses are designed to address contemporary issues confronting urban managers, such as: Management of scarce resources Ethics and leadership Effective service delivery Course areas include: Public Budgeting Municipal Law Urban Planning and Economic Development Ethics Leadership Urban Political Institution Internship requirement Career Opportunities The Master of Public Administration program at St. Mary’s University trains students to become highly effective and successful public policy leaders or analysts. Public Administration graduates are in high demand by local and state government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout Texas and the Southwest. Career opportunities include: City manager Budget director Urban planner Public works and utilities administration... [-]

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. [+]

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. veterans' benefits. To apply,... [-]

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 in North America 2017. 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... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Virginia International University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA Fairfax

The Master of Public Administration at Virginia International University is designed to prepare students for a career in public management or related firms. Graduates of the MPA at VIU will be able to solve problems in the industry related to human resources, finance, project management, and leadership. [+]

The Master of Public Administration at Virginia International University is designed to prepare students for a career in public management or related firms. Graduates of the MPA at VIU will be able to solve problems in the industry related to human resources, finance, project management, and leadership. Students will learn to oversee a diverse workforce and community in public, private, and non-profit structures. Students will learn to manage the mix of both local and regional needs in order to achieve the best results within a multifaceted range of governmental regulations and the political process. Graduates from VIU's Master of Public Administration Program will be able to use their skills in a variety of areas in the DC-Metropolitan area, as well as outside the region and on a global scale. Typical places of employment for individuals with this degree include state and local government agencies, federal government agencies, public agencies, non-profit corporations, and many private and publicly held organizations worldwide. The MPA program offers three (3) concentration areas for students to choose from: Public Management Information Systems Health Care Administration and Public Health Required Courses Students in the MPA program will take twelve (12) classes. These include: Seven (7) core courses, taken by all students in the program Three (3) concentration courses, determined based on concentration area Two (2) electives, selected by the student from a wide variety of options Each graduate-level class is equivalent to three (3) credits. To complete the program, students must accumulate 36 credits. Students enrolled in... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Kutztown

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides a broad understanding of the principles, processes, goals, and problems of administering public services, with special emphasis on the political realities of public sector management. [+]

Master of Public AdministrationThe Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides a broad understanding of the principles, processes, goals, and problems of administering public services, with special emphasis on the political realities of public sector management. The program equips students with specialized knowledge and technical skills in budgeting, planning, personnel administration, research and other essential management techniques.  The program benefits professionals employed or seeking employment in government agencies (at all levels), health care and other not-for-profit organizations, and private enterprise. In eastern Pennsylvania there is a large number of occupations for which public administration expertise is essential, especially those in "third sector" industries which depend upon effective interface with government agencies and skillful handling of governmental processes and regulations.Successful completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours of credit is required for the Master of Public Administration degree. All students accepted into this program must complete all requirements within six (6) calendar years.When pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration, the Department of Political Science requires students to complete 36 semester hours in specialized courses. The courses include:... [-]


MPA Public Administration

West Virginia State University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Charleston

The Political Science Program at West Virginia State University offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree for those interested in government and non-profit employment at the national, state and local levels. [+]

The Political Science Program at West Virginia State University offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree for those interested in government and non-profit employment at the national, state and local levels. Utilizing a cohort model with both evening and online classes, this MPA is specifically geared towards busy professionals. Potential students include public service professionals interested in enhancing their credentials, those seeking a career change, and recent college graduates. [-]

Master of Public Administration - Quad Cities Program

Drake University College of Business and Public Administration
Campus Part time 24 months September 2017 USA Des Moines

A weekend graduate program designed for public and nonprofit professionals that you can complete in 24 months in the Quad Cities [+]

A weekend graduate program designed for public and nonprofit professionals that you can complete in 24 months in the Quad CitiesToday, public and nonprofit organizations are expected to carry out their mission of service by successfully partnering with the private sector and other public and nonprofit organizations. Managers in the public and nonprofit arenas must meet both the public?s and business sector?s expectations for efficiency and effectiveness while maintaining traditional public values such as fairness, equal access to services, public accountability, public participation in decision making?values our society does not typically require of the private sector. The Drake University MPA degree with an emphasis in executive development effectively addresses this new reality.The mission for the MPA is to develop within the public and nonprofit professional the ability to transform, lead and direct organizations in a dynamic environment. Courses are multidisciplinary in nature recognizing the ever-changing environment of the public and nonprofit sectors.A unique and comprehensive weekend-based Drake MPA program has been developed for professionals living in the Quad Cities. This special MPA degree is offered in cooperation with the Quad Cities Graduate Study Center. Students admitted to the Drake MPA will complete 12 courses within a 24 month time frame. Each class typically meets two weekends during a six to eight week period providing a sequential format appropriate for the working student. Classes do not meet during traditional holiday and break times. The courses are offered sequentially to allow in-depth exploration of each topic before moving on to the next... [-]