Ball State University
College of Sciences and Humanities
M.P.A - Public Administration;
The Master of Public Administration (MPA). This degree provides graduate professional education to students who wish to prepare for administrative or research careers in public management at the federal, state, or local government level with nonprofit organizations or private sector corporations extensively involved with the government.
The flexibility of the program allows students to tailor an interdisciplinary curriculum to their needs, objectives, and goals. A full-time student can complete the M.P.A. program (including internship) in four semesters or two academic years. An inservice student with a strong background may be able to complete the program with a minimum of one calendar year of course work. The requirements of the program ensure that each student will have a theoretical understanding and practical awareness of public policy and of the principles of management and administration in the public sector. The program blends the study of politics and administration with the techniques of modern management.
To accommodate practitioners and others who have daytime commitments, evening and Saturday morning classes are offered as well as weekday classes. Many opportunities exist for student participation in workshops and experiential learning settings where students and public administrators can interact.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants can learn more by contacting staff in the Ball State Financial Aid Office. You are encouraged to complete the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid. School FASFA Code: 178600
Locale: Small City