Master of Public Administration
Normal Program Length: 26 Months
This program is offered online.
Students in the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education Master of Public Administration degree program are molded into future policy makers, public administrators, and public managers through coursework that trains them in critical decision-making skills. The online program includes a unique combination of public administration courses and business courses offered through the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business online Master of Business Administration program.
Graduates will be prepared for a variety of careers in federal, state, and local government administrative and management positions. Graduates may also seek employment in the non-profit sector, in private or non-governmental organizations. Specific positions include budget and policy analyst, program manager, chief administrative officer, and program evaluator.
Master of Public Administration Program Outcomes
- Students will analyze public policy formulation, interactions, implications, and avenues of impact.
- Students will demonstrate ethical leadership and management skills.
- Students will apply principles of finance to public and non-profit operations.
- Students will identify, analyze, evaluate and implement research-based public administration practices.
- Students will formulate and implement new or expanded government/non-profit services and programs, and/or consolidate/eliminate under-performing or obsolete programs and services.