Master Degree in Public Administration in USA

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Public Administration

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

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 USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Master Programs in Public Administration in USA 2017/2018

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Master of Public Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus or Online Full time Part time 21 months September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. [+]

Best Masters in Public Administration in USA 2017/2018. 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 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 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. STATE AUTHORIZATION USF is not currently accepting applications from online students who reside in Alabama*, Arkansas*, Delaware, Iowa*, Kentucky, Maryland*, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina*, Ohio (MPH, MSIM) and Wisconsin*. Additionally, USF is not currently accepting applications for online students for the MSN and DNP online programs who reside in Louisiana, Maine, New York,... [-]

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

Virginia International University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. [+]

Best Masters in Public Administration in USA 2017/2018. 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,... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Public Administration in USA 2017/2018. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 Heads of federal, state and government agencies Nonprofit... [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Public Administration in USA 2017/2018. 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 (MPA)

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

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 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. [+]

Best Masters in Public Administration in USA 2017/2018. 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... [-]

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. Admission Requirements Submit the following items to: Jackson College of Graduate Studies 100 N. University Drive, NUC 404 Edmond, OK 73034 - Online application for admission at www.uco.edu/graduate - Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each institution attended with all degrees posted. All transcripts must be from accredited institutions. A student may be admitted by one of the three following methods: - A minimum 2.75 GPA overall or 3.00 GPA in the last 60 hours attempted. - GRE scores. The student must obtain a score of 150 on the Verbal portion of the GRE, 145 on the Quantitative portion of the GRE, and 4.5 on the Writing portion of the GRE (pending Regent approval). - Possess a master’s degree from an accredited university/college with an overall GPA of 3.00. - Students with a native language other than English must submit evidence of English language proficiency. *Students... [-]

Masters in Public Administration (MPA)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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. [+]

Best Masters in Public Administration in USA 2017/2018. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

Public Administration (MPA)

University of Michigan-Flint, School of Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 USA Flint

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)

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• 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

- Criminal Justice Administration... [-]


State Owned Enterprise Administration Program

Cambridge Graduate University
Campus September 2017 USA Cambridge

Cambridge Graduate University is designed to provide global leaders with the tools, network, global understandings, and existential logic to have 21st Century global impact. As part of that [+]

State Owned Enterprise Administration Program

Cambridge Graduate University is designed to provide global leaders with the tools, network, global understandings, and existential logic to have 21st Century global impact. As part of that mission, Cambridge Graduate University provides both the world’s only global campus university, and the world’s only Masters and Doctorate degrees in State Owned Enterprise (SOE) Administration (SOEA) from the world’s top faculty.

SOEs, include sub-national enterprises as well, such as regional states, cities and local governments, and are prevalent in utilities and infrastructure industries, such as energy, transport, and telecommunications, whose performance is of great importance to broad segments of the population and to other parts of the business sector. Consequently, the management of SOEs will be critical to ensure their positive contribution to a country’s overall economic efficiency and competitiveness. It is in the governments’ and the public’s interest that all these categories of SOEs are professionally managed and apply state of the art practices. SOEs may be in competitive or in non-competitive sectors of the economy. The management program covers the distinctions between listed and non-listed SOEs, or between wholly owned, majority and minority owned SOEs, since the management issues are somewhat different in each case.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Andrew Jackson University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 USA Birmingham

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. [+]

Best Masters in Public Administration in USA 2017/2018.

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.... [-]