Masters of Public Administration Program (MPA)
Format: Campus, Online
The program is based upon the standards outlined by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. The MPA Program seeks:
To foster excellence in public service and good government.
To prepare students for leadership and service in federal, state or local government as well as non-profit management.
To positively influence public policy and management by promoting such values as constitutionalism, citizen participation, equity, diversity, and the ethical performance of public service.
To foster an understanding about the integration of public administration institutions, processes, and procedures. These include legal, political, economic, and social institutions and a variety of administrative processes.
To improve communications skills.
To develop decision making skills along with problem-identification and problem-solving abilities.
The 36-credit program is offered in the evening to part-time students. There are two tracks - an In-Service track for working professionals in the field, and a Pre-Service track for students who have not yet had work experience. Courses will be taught in the following formats: traditional classroom, on-line, and directed study - a combination of classroom and on-line instruction.
The program consists of six core courses followed by four courses in a area of specialization (either Public Management or Health Care Management). The In-Service capstone experience is a research course followed by a directed study. The Pre-Service capstone experience consists of an internship course followed by a directed study.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999