Part time Master's Degree in Public Administration in North America

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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 Nonprofit Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus 1 year September 2017 USA San Francisco Spain Barcelona San Jose + 2 more

Develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit management as you investigate the political, economic, legal and social environments of nonprofit organizations. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Public Administration in North America. 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... [-]

Masters in Public Administration

Eastern Washington University
Campus Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 USA Spokane

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... [-]

Joint Masters in Public Administration & Masters in International Education Management

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus 5 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Joint MPA / MA in International Education Management program prepares students to be leaders at the intersection of education, development, and international exchange. Rather than earning a single Master of Public Administration, students earn two degrees: an MPA and an MA in International Education Management. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Public Administration in North America. The Joint MPA / MA in International Education Management program prepares students to be leaders at the intersection of education, development, and international exchange. Rather than earning a single Master of Public Administration, students earn two degrees: an MPA and an MA in International Education Management. The joint-degree program offers a multidisciplinary approach to education within the international development context. Students gain practical skills and tools while building in-depth management competencies for educational settings of all types. Curriculum In five semesters, students earn a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and an MA in International Education Management. Our distinctive program features four semesters of coursework and a one-semester professional practicum in the international education field. You will have access to faculty members who are experts in fields such as international enrollment, education development, and consulting. Content-based learning in the language of your choice is built into the core courses of both degrees. Career Outcomes Our graduates work in a range of professional capacities at universities, colleges, governmental, and nongovernmental education organizations, including: Assistant director Enrollment marketing manager International student advisor and SEVIS coordinator Team development specialist International education consultant Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Education Management program 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.... [-]

Master in Public Policy & Administration

University of St. Thomas
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston

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. 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 a graduate degree. International... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus 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. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Public Administration in North America. 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. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Missouri State University
Campus Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 USA Springfield

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 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. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Public Administration in North America. 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... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Virginia International University
Campus 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... [-]

MPA in Public Administration

Binghamton University
Campus 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. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Public Administration in North America. 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... [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Roosevelt University
Campus September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg

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 (MPA)

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus 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. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Public Administration in North America. 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... [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus 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. [+]

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 & FINANCIAL AID The Institute for Public Policy Studies... [-]

MPA : Public Administration

Eller College of Management, the University of Arizona
Campus September 2017 USA Tucson Scottsdale

Designed to combine these two spheres of knowledge and skills in preparing men and women for challenging and rewarding careers in the changing public and nonprofit arenas. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Public Administration in North America.  

The increasing complexity of social problems places ever more formidable demands on leadership in the public and nonprofit sectors. The managerial imperative of pursuing efficiency and effectiveness in an equitable, democratic way forms the primary challenge of the modern professional administrator.  

The traditional boundaries between public, private and nonprofit sectors are becoming increasingly indistinct; public policy and private enterprise have assumed promising but sometimes troublesome new relationships.

Despite this increased cooperation, public administration remains a separate entity requiring particular knowledge and skills: managers in the public and nonprofit sectors require managerial expertise equal to their private sector counterparts, but they must also fully understand the public policy and decision-making framework for proponents of the public interest.    ... [-]


Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Troy University
Online Part time September 2017 USA Troy

This program provides quality graduate professional education for individuals associated with public and nonprofit sectors by integrating teaching, research and service activities. [+]

The Troy University Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides quality graduate professional education for individuals associated with public and nonprofit sectors by integrating teaching, research and service activities.

The MPA program educates students in public administration, developing and enhancing professional competency and leadership by

encouraging students to develop sound intellectual foundations; enabling students to build skill competency required for success in administrative, managerial, analytical, and leadership roles; fostering an understanding of values and ethics emphasizing diversity and democratic principles; promoting the professional development of students; facilitating an appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches and cooperative relationships; and requiring research and service activities that apply public administration knowledge. ... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Villanova University, Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences
Campus 2 years January 2018 USA Villanova

The Master of Public Administration is focused on helping you develop the skills you need to become an ethical, creative leader in the public service. We periodically update courses to reflect trends in the study of public administration as well as faculty expertise and interests. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Public Administration in North America. The Master of Public Administration is focused on helping you develop the skills you need to become an ethical, creative leader in the public service. We periodically update courses to reflect trends in the study of public administration as well as faculty expertise and interests. You also will take a written comprehensive examination and complete a management internship, if you do not have prior experience, to complete your degree. You may also elect to complete an individual research project. These are reserved for advanced students with specific needs not met by available elective course work. Approval for the individual research course must be obtained from the MPA Director. The MPA Director may also permit you to take up to two elective courses from other graduate programs in order to help you personalize your degree. Required Courses MPA students must take 18 credits of Required Courses. MPA 8001 - Public Administration Theory MPA 8002 - Organization Theory MPA 8003 - Financial Management MPA 8004 - Public Personnel Management MPA 8005 - Analysis and Research I MPA 8006 - Analysis and Research II Elective Courses MPA students must take 18 credits of Elective Courses. MPA 8100 - Decision-Making MPA 8200 - Administrative Communication MPA 8300 - Leadership Ethics MPA 8400 - Strategic Planning MPA 8500 - Effective City Management MPA 8550 - Urban Politics and Government MPA 8600 - Effective Non-Profit Management MPA 8700 - Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations MPA 8800 -... [-]