Long Island University

Master in Public Administration (MPA)


720 Northern Blvd

Brookville, NY 11548

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in Public Administration (MPA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Public Administration degree, with a specialization in Public Administration, prepares you for a wide range of managerial and leadership positions in local, state and national government. This 42-credit program examines both practical and theoretical problems and challenges in the field, provides opportunities to improve your administrative skills, and prepare for increasing levels of responsibility and management in public service.

The required foundation courses include “Principles of Public Administration,” “Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Public Sector,” “Computer-based Management Systems” and “The Policy Process in Health Care and Public Administration.”

In the Advanced Core Curriculum you will explore various aspects of public sector administration, including courses like “Human Resource Administration,” “Fundamentals of Budgeting and Finance,” and “Administrative Responsibility and the Legal Environment.” Nine credits of electives and a thesis complete this comprehensive course of study. Students matriculating on a full-time basis can complete this program in just over two years. All MPA courses meet in-person on the LIU Post campus, and are available on both evenings and weekends.

The M.P.A. degree is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

The M.P.A. program at LIU Post prepares students for service in executive and managerial-level positions public, nonprofit, and health care organizations. Our graduates are currently serving in the hospitals and health care practices; local and national nonprofits; and local, state, and federal government positions. Additional detail on the sectors, organizations, and titles of our M.P.A. program graduates is available here.

Information on the cost of the MPA Program is available here. Financial aid and graduate assistantships are available here.

Both pre-service and in-service students in the MPA Program have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through internships in public, health care, and nonprofit organizations. Past interns have worked in a variety of organizations on Long Island and in New York City.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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