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Public Administration

Make your mark on the world with a Master of Public Administration degree. An MPA prepares individuals to work in government and nonprofit agencies to develop and implement public policies and programs.

How will I focus my studies?

The MPA can be tailored to meet students' professional interests through areas of emphasis, dual degree options and flexibility in elective courses. These include:

Healthcare Administration
Includes courses in healthcare organizations and operations, healthcare finance, rural healthcare, managed care, health law and ethics, healthcare politics and policy issues.

Local Governance and Community Development
Includes courses in community engagement, public planning and sustainable community development.

Dual Degree MPA/MSW
Combines social work and public administration to prepare individuals to serve in social service administration at the state and local level of government and nonprofit agencies.

Dual Degree MPA/JD 
Combines legal training and public administration knowledge to prepare individuals to serve as legal counsel for government and nonprofit agencies, court administrators and city attorneys.

Learn more at the Public Administration site