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School of Liberal Arts
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845
Master of Public Affairs
The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program is an innovative and interdisciplinary program that prepares students for dynamic and interesting careers as leaders in the world of public affairs and public policy.
The MPA program trains the next generation of public affairs workers and policy leaders to understand, evaluate, and tackle increasingly complex public issues in a globalized world. The curriculum is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to address important problems in society and to excel in the areas of ethical leadership, collaborative governance, public policy strategy, economic analysis, and more.
Students interested in pursuing the MPA, the accepted professional credential for public service professionals, are interested in being civically engaged members of the community and society, and seek an active role in promoting positive change in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Sampling of courses includes:
Public Financial Management
Foundations in Public Affairs
Government, Business & Society
Public Sector Economics
Science and Energy Policy
Comparative Public Affairs
The Public Executive
Career opportunities with the Master of Public Affairs
Graduates of the Master of Public Affairs will become leaders and managers in a variety of careers in national, regional, and local organizations within the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The Master in Public Affairs program prepares students to work as public affairs analysts, policy makers, leading administrators, researchers, consultants and public health professionals. They may also enter careers in criminal justice, education, and health care.
Classification: Baccalaureate College—General
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999