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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

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 a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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Albany State University

Since its establishment in 1987, Albany State University’s NASPAA Accredited MPA program has produced over three hundred graduates who work in local, state, federal and n ... [+]

About Public Administration

Since its establishment in 1987, Albany State University’s NASPAA Accredited MPA program has produced over three hundred graduates who work in local, state, federal and non- profit organizations across the United States and in International agencies around the world. Such an accomplishment can be attributed, in large measure, to the institutional, alumni and Advisory board support that the program has enjoyed over these many years.

Specifically, the program’s graduates include but are not limited to Police Chiefs, department and program managers in the city, local, State and federal governments, military officers, FBI agents, Human Resources managers, community and economic development specialists, senior administrators in higher education and college professors.... [-]

USA Albany
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Kennesaw State University

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration (MBA/MPA) Program is a dual degree offered by the Coles College of Business Administration and the C ... [+]

Business Administration/Public Administration Dual Master's Degree

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration (MBA/MPA) Program is a dual degree offered by the Coles College of Business Administration and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of this program is to allow students who are interested in public and private sectors to concurrently register in both MBA and MPA programs. The increasing interdependence of the public and private sectors makes this dual degree program not only innovative, but attractive to students wishing to pursue careers in positions responsible for working with their counterparts in private and public organizations, and in a variety of settings where both the knowledge of business and government are very crucial.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kennesaw State University

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree that prepares persons interested in public service for administrative and leadership positions in gover ... [+]

The Master in Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree that prepares persons interested in public service for administrative and leadership positions in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. The program’s student and teaching-oriented faculty seek to contribute to the development of professional individuals with an ethos of democratic administration by providing them with a combination of solid academic learning and concrete practical experiences. The MPA Program is located in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs. The Program works in cooperation with a number of other departments as well as the A. L. Burruss Institute of Public Service that provides community services and technical assistance to nonprofit and public organizations in Georgia.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
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The College At Brockport State University Of New York

Engage in a program that gives leaders and managers the problem-solving skills that they need in today's workforce. Excel in your career at a public, health care, or non- ... [+]

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a 39-credit program of graduate professional study for management and leadership in public service and is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

What You’ll Learn

Engage in a program that gives leaders and managers the problem-solving skills that they need in today's workforce. Excel in your career at a public, health care, or non-profit organization.

Networking and Professional Opportunities

In addition to the curriculum, the MPA program offers numerous opportunities for students to engage and develop relationships with fellow students, alumni, and leaders in the community.... [-]

USA Rochester
September 2019
Campus
Virginia International University

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 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.... [-]

USA Fairfax
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Eastern Washington University

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. G ... [+]

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 is highly trained, qualified and experienced academics and practitioners.... [-]

USA Spokane
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 36 months
Campus
Roosevelt University

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) prepares experienced and aspiring administrators to be leaders in government, criminal justice, health, environmental, and nonpr ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Missouri State University

Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous natio ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Springfield
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
University of Michigan-Flint, School of Management

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 analyz ... [+]

Public Administration (MPA)

Focus:

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 Educational Administration – WebPlus! Program Healthcare Administration ... [-]
USA Flint
September 2019
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
Kean University

The Master of Public Administra­tion: Environmental Management prepares graduates for management positions concerned with environmental issues in the public and private s ... [+]

The Master of Public Administra­tion: Environmental Management prepares graduates for management positions concerned with environmental issues in the public and private sectors. The program provides students with opportunities in the classroom and in the field to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective environmental program administrator. This option is designed to assist those individuals who are either currently working in environmentally sensitive posi­tions and those seeking to enter the environmental management sector.

To learn more about the Master of Public Administra­tion: Environmental Management program, visit http://grad.kean.edu/masters-programs/environmental-management.... [-]

USA New York Union
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Kean University

The Master of Public Administration: Health Services Administration program prepares graduates for management positions in health services organizations. The skills and k ... [+]

The Master of Public Administration: Health Services Administration program prepares graduates for management positions in health services organizations. The skills and knowledge required to perform effectively as health services administrators are acquired both in the classroom and in the field. This program is suitable for those currently working in health organizations and for those seeking to enter the health services administration field.

To learn more about the Master of Public Administration: Health Services Administration program, visit http://grad.kean.edu/masters-programs/health-services-administration.

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USA New York Union
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Kean University

The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and is designed to prepare ... [+]

The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and is designed to prepare graduates for middle or senior level positions as public administrators. The primary focus of the program is on in-service students seeking to undertake gradu­ate study on a part-time basis in order to upgrade and improve their practical skills and theoretical backgrounds. These students come from municipal, county, state, and non-profit agencies in the region served by Kean Uni­versity. Each year a small number of students are admitted without extensive government experience.

To learn more about the Master of Public Administration program, visit http://grad.kean.edu/masters-programs/public-administration-0.... [-]

USA New York Union
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Troy University

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

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. ... [-]
USA Troy
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Andrew Jackson University

The Master of Public Administration is a professional degree program that attracts those planning leadership or managerial careers in federal, state, or local government, ... [+]

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 effectively 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 to 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 the family, employment, and community settings. Each degree program teaches students to... [-]
USA Birmingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA Connect)

The MPA is one of the most versatile and valuable degrees available—a combination of the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy. ... [+]

A versatile and valuable degree

Sure, it sounds like a nice addition to your resume. But what exactly is a Master of Public Affairs? The MPA is one of the most versatile and valuable degrees available—a combination of the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy. At SPEA, our students are prepared for public service jobs in our changing society in ways unmatched by other universities. Our MPA program builds leaders who will make a difference in our world.

As an online student, you benefit from the flexibility of our 48 credit hour program consisting of three components: Core Courses: 6 courses, 18 credit hours Advanced Electives: Up to 10 courses (30 credit hours) minus any professional experience or internship credit. An experiential component: Completed through an internship or waived through prior professional experience. ... [-]
USA Bloomington
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