University of Pittsburgh

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Public Administration


4200 Fifth Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States


1-412- 624-9300

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Public Administration, MPA - Master of Public Administration;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students to assume positions of leadership in public service, whether in the US or abroad. We define public service broadly to include governmental organizations at all levels (national, state, local), private nonprofit organizations (NPOs/NGOs), and for-profit organizations that interact extensively with the public sector. The MPA core curriculum provides students with the essential analytical, administrative, and political skills to work effectively as public service professionals. Students then select from a wide offering of elective courses and specialized areas of study to deepen their analytical and managerial skills. The MPA curriculum reflects many of today's most important developments in the field of public service including: the remarkable growth of the non-profit sector as a major force in public service; increasingly urgent problems of environmental management and policy; management and governance of urban and regional organizations as national governments "devolve" authority and accountability downward; and, effective resource management in an era of fiscal constraints.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: To determine eligiblity for federal student aid, students should begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal School Code: 00337900

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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