The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is an interdisciplinary, professional degree program that prepares students for administrative positions in the public and not-for-profit sectors. It is designed for students who have significant in-service experience as well as for students who have little or no prior work experience in public or not-for-profit organizations. The MPA core curriculum provides theoretical background and practical application in the study of public policy, organizations, personnel administration, budgeting, research methods, data analysis, and program planning and evaluation. Evening and weekend classes accommodate the scheduling needs of working students.
A choice of concentration areas allows students to develop expertise in the following areas: environmental policy, and management. A generalist concentration in public administration is also available. Elective courses are selected based on concentration objectives and requirements, in addition to the student’s specific career goals.