The master of public administration (MPA) at the University of Oregon is a rigorous two-year program for people interested in training for careers addressing the critical social, economic, and environmental issues of our times. The curriculum is designed to provide a combination of academic theory, analytic skills, and real-world applications so that students become effective and creative leaders in public service. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. A central focus of the program is to prepare students to become evidence-based policy makers, analysts, and managers. Evidence-based policy making is a concept that has been gaining widespread acceptance in the policy community, both in the U.S. and abroad. It is based on the idea that the formulation of policy and its implementation should be based on evidence of effectiveness.
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
International Student Requirements:
Unless they hold a degree from a college or university in an English-speaking country, all international applicants must submit a score from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).