Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized 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.
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Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. [+]
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 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 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 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. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
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 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 (MPA) prepares experienced and aspiring administrators to be leaders in government, criminal justice, health, environmental, and nonprofit organizations. [+]
UM-Flint’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, offered through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, is designed to prepare administrators to analyze problems and solve them effectively. [+]
Public Administration (MPA)
• UM-Flint’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, offered through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, is designed to prepare administrators to analyze problems and solve them effectively.
• The MPA program is interdisciplinary, designed to meet the educational needs of students who have earned specialized, technical, or liberal arts degrees and who are seeking to expand or update their knowledge of administration.
• In addition to the General Program, four concentrations are available:
- Administration of Nonprofit Agencies
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The MPA at MCNY is committed to a standard of excellence in teaching in an urban environment that is manifested in the ability of students to critically integrate theory with their experiences in the field. Because our students represent the diversity and dynamic culture of the City of New York, teaching and learning must be geared towards ensuring that students are presently capable of contributing in a constructive way to the political, economic and... [+]
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. [+]
The graduate program in Public Administration (MPA) seeks to increase the accessibility to management education for able, motivated men and woman of various ages and educational backgrounds. [+]
Masters in Public Administration
The graduate program in Public Administration (MPA) seeks to increase the accessibility to management education for able, motivated men and woman of various ages and educational backgrounds. The program is designed to prepare students for leadership and management careers in all levels and functions of government, in community service agencies and in the business community, and to provide well-qualified graduates who are highly motivated to seek long-term leadership and management careers in the public service sector.
The program consists of required core courses and elective courses. Students take specialized courses reflecting the concerns of their particular area of interest.... [-]
The Master of Public Administration is a professional degree program that attracts those planning leadership or managerial careers in federal, state, or local government, as well as current public administrators who want to augment their professional experience. [+]
The graduate programs offered at Andrew Jackson University are designed for college graduates who currently hold or aspire to hold mid-level or executive positions. They are people who desire to advance and enrich their non-academic careers by a deeper and more thorough professional preparation in their chosen fields.
The master's degrees offered at Andrew Jackson University provide students with a thorough knowledge of a particular field and a mastery of the methods of productive scholarship. To help achieve the University Mission and Purpose, degree programs focus on the following criteria:Each degree program first teaches students how to learn effectively and integrate knowledge so they can more efficiently begin their studies. This process helps promote self-discipline, self-appraisal, and self-reliance. Each degree program is administered by a faculty instructional team who will guide, teach, and motivate students. The increased confidence and greater sense of self-esteem students enjoy are reinforced through this regular interaction. Each degree program is built around a solid and appropriate curriculum that reflects current knowledge and applications and requires students to develop advanced skills necessary for successful career advancement. Each degree program promotes scholarship through the study of current texts and higher-level readings. Students will have the opportunity to learn central concepts and then analyze and apply these principles through interesting projects, papers, case studies, and application exercises to practical situations. These real-world applications encourage students to apply what they have learned to support others in family, employment, and community settings. Each degree program teaches students to inquire,... [-]