The Master of Public Administration degree
is the recognized professional degree in public administration, public management, and public service. It is designed principally,
but not exclusively, for those who are pursuing careers in public service. Graduates are employed in government agencies at
all levels, national associations, public interest groups, research and consulting firms, and in the private sector.
The MPA program provides an opportunity to study management and policy issues in an intergovernmental
and intersectoral context. The program focuses on developing critical intellectual capacities, sound analytical skills, and
a sensitivity to the ethical and value concerns that are central to the traditions of the field of public administration.