The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the preferred graduate degree for public sector managers and supervisors. Working adults are well aware that career objectives are likely to be improved with advanced education. However, the demands of work, family, and other obligations leave little time for traditional graduate studies. For this reason, we have made the MPA program more flexible and accessible.
The MPA provides working students with a variety of choices about the time, format, and location of their classes. This degree design helps us achieve our goal of blending the quality of a superior program with the flexibility necessary to meet the needs of working adults.
The MPA degree is designed to provide the student with an understanding and knowledge of government and management. As a professional program, emphasis is placed upon learning those administrative concepts, processes, and techniques that are associated with managing the public's business. The program blends the theoretical with the practical dimensions of administration and encourages a broadened academic and professional perspective. It also provides an understanding of the role of public administration in social and political contexts.