The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed for public service professionals and pre-service students interested in preparing themselves for careers in the public or nonprofit sectors at the national, state, and local levels.
The program's primary objective is to provide its graduates with proficiency in management principles and techniques, research and evaluation skills, and the ability to identify and analyze individual and institutional values as they relate to social, economic, and political behavior.
The MPA program is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Public Administration (NASPAA). The program's content reflects the current trends in professional education towards training experts in the field. NASPAA is the global standard in public service education, and is the membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public and nonprofit management. NASPAA's nearly 300 members - located across the U.S. and in 14 countries around the globe - award MPA, MPP, MPAff, and similar degrees.
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