Master Degree in Public Administration

Top 94 Master's Programs in Public Administration 2017

Public Administration

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

The master's degree in public administration encompasses the analysis of government organizations, policies, and programs. Individuals enrolled in the public administration program are able to study government decision-making and the behavior of elected and non-elected officials.

Masters Degree in Public Administration

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Master of Nonprofit Administration

University of San Francisco - School of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

Develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit management as you investigate the political, economic, legal and social environments of nonprofit organizations. [+]

Masters Degrees in Public Administration. Become an effective globally engaged nonprofit and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leader for sustainable development and social impact.  USF's Master of Nonprofit Administration graduate management program ensures you acquire the tools you need to strengthen your leadership abilities, identify ethical considerations and effect positive change.  Develop essential leadership values, management skills and nonprofit competencies to work as an executive director, nonprofit consultant, development director, or other leadership positions in the nonprofit and social sector — engaged in fields such as education, health, arts and humanities, human services, economic inclusion, sustainable development, advocacy and social change.  Learn from contemporary scholars and leaders in from California’s nonprofit sector to international NGOs, to broaden your leadership and critical thinking skills and work alongside peers who share your professional goals and aspirations.  You have a choice which nonprofit graduate degree program best fits your lifestyle. The Full-Time International MNA offered during the week in San Francisco is centered on experiential learning and is open to international students. The Professional MNA for working professionals is offered in San Francisco on weekends and supported by video-conference and online technology. FULL-TIME MNA PART-TIME MNA 1-year program 21-month program Weekdays, typically M-Th 9am - 1pm Saturdays, 8am - 5pm (2 classes) Work experience not required Two years of work experience preferred USF downtown San Francisco campus location USF downtown San Francisco campus location No requirement for GRE/GMAT No requirement for GRE/GMAT FULL-TIME MNA PART-TIME MNA Nonprofit Administration Application Requirements Transcript(s) – Copies of your... [-]

Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time April 2017 Japan Beppu

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice. [+]

Master’s in International Cooperation Policy The master’s program in International Cooperation Policy provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional, and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects, and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations. Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are required to take analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented seminar courses. Additionally, numerous seminars and workshops are organized throughout the year. There are many opportunities for students to participate in the exchange of ideas, information and expertise with academics, experts, business executives, policy makers, and senior administrators. Students must submit a master’s thesis or research report in order to complete their degree. Divisions International Public Administration (IPA) The International Public Administration (IPA) division is aimed at providing knowledge and skills to those who are interested in pursuing an advanced career in national and international governmental organizations. This division enables students to improve professional and practical skills to manage and evaluate administrative operations and policies in national, regional and global settings. The major subjects in this division relate to international organizations, international cooperation policy and public administration, and form the... [-]

UCC/Commonwealth Executive Master of Business/Public Administration

University College of the Caribbean
Online & Campus Combined Part time 20  October 2017 Jamaica Kingston

These masters provide a relevant and cutting-edge curriculum to help working administrators strengthen their knowledge of contemporary public/business administration practices. [+]

Masters Degrees in Public Administration. UCC/Commonwealth Executive Master of Business/Public Administration These masters provide a relevant and cutting-edge curriculum to help working administrators strengthen their knowledge of contemporary public/business administration practices and improve their management and leadership skills in the public/business service, the government sector or non-profits. [-]

Master in Public Policy & Administration

University of St. Thomas
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  Open Enrolment USA Houston + 1 more

The Master of Public Policy and Administration degree program provides a flexible and high-quality graduate education that prepares students for careers in public service or nonprofit management. [+]

The Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) degree program provides a flexible and high-quality graduate education that prepares students for careers in leadership and management in public service or nonprofit administration. The MPPA provides students with three specific track options in order to tailor the degree to specific student interests and/or needs. These tracks are: Generalist, Public Management, and Public Policy. The Generalist Track is a tailored mix of courses. The Public Management Track emphasizes the fundamentals of Public Administration. The Public Policy Track stresses the interdisciplinary nature of policy analysis. Degree Requirements MPPA students will choose one of three tracks for the MPPA degree: Generalist, Public Management, or Public Policy. Students are required to take 36 credit hours in the program. Thirty-three credit hours will be within the MPPA core and degree tracks. In addition, students must complete either a thesis or a professional report in order to fulfill the requirements for the MPPA degree program. Career Possibilities The MPPA degree will prepare graduates to become managers or analysts at all levels of government – local, state, federal, and international – and in domestic non-profit organizations or international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). In governments, graduates work as managers and analysts in executive agencies, as staff members for legislatures, and as court administrators. Admission Admission decisions are based on a combination of your undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, work history and an essay describing your academic goals and interests. GRE scores are required unless you have a graduate degree. International... [-]

Master of Public Policy

International University of Japan
Campus Full time September 2017 Japan Niigata

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. [+]

Masters Degrees in Public Administration. The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. The main target includes employees who have more than 2 years of work experience in private enterprises and public institutions who intend to obtain a master’s degree at the professional level with a lighter academic research activity workload. Students who complete all requirements are awarded a professional master’s degree, the Master of Public Policy. Curriculum The curriculum of the one-year master’s program consists of a combination of required courses and elective courses: the former provides analytical and empirical skills and knowledge that are applicable to policy-oriented issues; the latter focuses more on specific aspects of practical and policy-oriented issues and expands the theoretical capability and descriptive knowledge obtained from the required courses. This combination allows the scholars to facilitate problem identification and problem solving in regional and international agendas. Policy Paper Different from the two-year master’s programs, scholars are not required to write a solid master’s thesis. Instead, they are required to write a policy paper on an important policy-related topic under the supervision of faculty members. This gives the scholars an opportunity to learn how to discuss their policy topic by integrating the concepts and methods that have been acquired during the entire one-year program as well as knowledge developed in their previous professional careers. [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Denver

The master's of public policy (MPP) is a 60-hour, two-year program. The MPP gives you the opportunity to analyze, create, and articulate innovative public policies responsive to the most challenging issues facing this nation, while respecting and supporting your passion to serve responsibly. [+]

The master's of public policy (MPP) is a 60-hour, two-year program. The MPP gives you the opportunity to analyze, create, and articulate innovative public policies responsive to the most challenging issues facing this nation, while respecting and supporting your passion to serve responsibly. Master of public policy students must complete: 7 core courses (28 total hours) 6 Great Issues Forums (12 total hours) Policy Memorandum (4 hours) 16 hours of elective credit The required courses build a broad perspective of policy while giving students the capabilities for strong analysis and quantitative skill. In addition, MPP students are encouraged to pursue customized concentrations. ACADEMIC EMPHASIS In conjunction with other graduate programs at the University of Denver, MPP students can take specialized and approved courses in various policy specific areas. Policy emphasis are available in the following areas: education policy business and government energy and environmental policy social policy and nonprofit management communications and public affairs Each emphasis has a distinct list of requirements that will fulfill the MPP elective credits. Additionally, students are encouraged to explore experiential learning opportunities such as internships in their specific areas of emphasis as well as complete the required Policy Memorandum on a topic that is relevant to the specialization. A typical full-time student schedule will include 10 credit hours per quarter (3 quarters a year). Course and Degree Prerequisites and Requirements Proof of a bachelor's degree is required from a regionally accredited college or university. SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID The Institute for Public Policy Studies... [-]

Master's Degree In Public Management High

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus or Online Full time 600  May 2017 Spain Madrid

This program provides access to the title of University Masters in Senior Public Management International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Investigation Ortega y Gasset. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. [+]

Masters Degrees in Public Administration. This program provides access to the title of University Masters in Senior Public Management International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute of Investigation Ortega y Gasset. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. This Master's degree is based on history and the Master in Public Management which have been held XXIV editions. GOALS Any country that wants to progress it needs political leadership, but it is also true that need efficiency and fairness in the administration, which requires a competent and honest civil service. And, indeed, it is essential that these two areas are combined to political ideals become realities that provide welfare to citizens, without loss of freedom. Well, this is only possible if an intermediate instrument to enable both types of actors-politicians and public servants, employees working in the same direction is introduced. That instrument is the professionalized management function. In her professional public managers, who are the lubricant that enables communication between the political universe and administrative, who pass political decisions in language understandable to employees and who expose political views of the bureaucracy, they must be present so that they can understand and share them if need be. Without them, the clash of values ​​and priorities may be inevitable. Thanks to them the work of both levels -political and administrative-roles can achieve synergies and positive results for the community. Master in Senior... [-]

MPA in Public Administration

Binghamton University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Binghamton

Binghamton University's Master's of Public Administration (MPA) program works in collaboration with community-based organizations to prepare students to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and public and non-profit service managers. [+]

MPA in Public Administration Accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), Binghamton University's Master's of Public Administration (MPA) program works in collaboration with community-based organizations to prepare students to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and public and non-profit service managers. Graduates are equipped with practical, real-world experiences and the theoretical framework needed to tackle today's toughest societal issues. An MPA is a marketable professional degree that prepares students for management careers in public and nonprofit organizations. It is ideal for students who are committed to public service, would like to be leaders in public and nonprofit organizations, and want to make a positive difference in the world. As organizations reshape, restructure, and respond to shifts in economic, demographic, and social realities, public servants must be trained as problem solvers. Opportunities abound for those able to think critically, creatively, and ethically. With a variety of roles to fill in every city and state, MPA students are attractive hires for positions that allow them to make positive change. Graduates can also compete for business and other private-sector openings that require management and financial analysis experience. Degrees Offered MPA in Public Administration People helping people. Working together. Operating in partnership. Collaborating. This is what's at the heart of Binghamton University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. An MPA is a marketable professional degree that prepares students for management careers in public and nonprofit organizations. It is ideal for students who are committed to public service, would like to... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. [+]

Masters Degrees in Public Administration. Public administration is at the heart of our political systems and policy outcomes are a key way by which we engage with the social and political environment. It is increasingly characterised by open networks, devolved decision-making and a mesh of public, private and civil society stakeholders all trying to influence the direction of public policy. The key areas of health, welfare, ethics, trade, aid and disaster management are analysed, with a spotlight on the dramatic and innovative public services changes in the UK and the wider international context. This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant differences in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Features and benefits of the course - The opportunity for cross-campus working with international partner universities - The opportunity to take a placement with a public service partner organisation in the region - To engage with a mix of traditional and blended learning environments - The opportunity to develop a wide range of analytic, presentation and other professional skills ABOUT THE COURSE This course provides insight into policy transfer between states in the international community and the shaping frameworks of international organisations, as well as considering the historical and cultural reasons why there remain significant difference in policy trajectories, public service management and service delivery. Typical units of study may include You will study... [-]

Masters In Society, Technology And Public Policy

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time March 2017 Brazil Aracaju

The Master in Society, Technology and Public Policy includes a number of human, technological and applied social sciences, combining perspectives that are not met in other disciplinary courses and supported in other areas as engineering and public health. [+]

O Master in Society, Technology and Public Policy It includes a number of human, technological and applied social sciences, combining perspectives that are not met in other disciplinary courses and supported in other areas as engineering and public health. The range of proposed courses and seminars covers the areas of Urban and Regional Planning, Law, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, Architecture, Public Administration, Social Services, Public Health, Communication, Production Engineering, Nutrition, Environmental Management and Heritage Cultural. Goals provide a multidisciplinary training in the field of Social and Human Sciences with emphasis on the relations between individuals, groups, political institutions and socio-cultural dynamics from the conceptual crisscross in different disciplinary skills; promote academic training that takes teaching and research as inseparable activities and multiple and complex nature of the problems that cross and move the social and cultural field; promote the construction of knowledge required to perform the analysis of social phenomena, environmental, political and cultural, through consistent link between theory, research, practice and social commitment combined with a critical training for the exercise of transforming professional practice; train, educate and support the academic community and public officials to promote integrated geared joint for effectiveness and efficiency of public and private organizations through the appropriate troubleshooting and generation / application innovation processes; Empower teachers to operate in higher education, research institutes and technical and scientific advisors. RESEARCH LINES Concentration Area: Technology and Public Policy The future master concentration area is characterized by the construction of ideas and interdisciplinary research that put... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Management College Of Southern Africa MANCOSA
Campus Full time 18  February 2017 South Africa Durban

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a highly regarded programme providing postgraduate training for employees in the public sector and the non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. [+]

Masters Degrees in Public Administration. Master of Public Administration Programme Code: SAQA-98825 – NQF level 9 – Credits 180 The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a highly regarded programme providing postgraduate training for employees in the public sector and the non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. It seeks to blend a traditional Master’s level qualification with the practical skills needed for the public sector environment. The Master of Public Administration degree programme also offers students a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills required for a rapidly developing state in Africa. The programme will provide access to higher education to people who choose careers in the field of public management, commerce and business management and provide a vertical articulation pathway from the existing MANCOSA Bachelor of Public Administration and Bachelor of Public Administration Honours programmes. The Master of Public Administration programme is varied in its content and style and is academically challenging and stimulating as an NQF level 9 qualification. The MPA examines the inter-relationship between public, private and non-governmental sectors, where relevant, and particularly focuses on the new public management context which emphasises issues such as good governance and administration. The MPA brings together a select and relatively small group of students from a range of nationalities and with different experiences, together with academics and adjunct academics with extensive experience of working in the public sector. Outcomes The MANCOSA MPA Programme: Enable individuals to become specialists in public administration by gaining in-depth, conceptual and contextual (technical) knowledge in a complex... [-]

Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

Higher School of Economics
Campus Part time September 2017 Russia Moscow

The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. [+]

Program overview The Program was developed on the basis of American model of teaching Public Policy Analysis - namely of Public Policy Institute of the Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, where the head of this program was teaching in 1993-1995. Since 2006 the Program accepts foreign students and provides courses in English as HSE contribution to the Bologna Process. We are constantly developing and improving the program and involve representatives from the leading Russian, European and American universities, most influential think tanks and renowned international organizations into the teaching process. The Program has two concentrations: Public Policy Analysis, and Human Rights and Democratic Governance. Concentration in Public Policy Analysis is the outcome of the search for the ultimate professional education program and combines theoretical and practical training with the cutting-edge international and Russian experience in the field. The concentration in Human Rights and Democratic Governance was created on the basis of the UN Program. The program was the first of its kind in Russia and is analogous to the European Master's in Human Rights. The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. The program provides each student with a strong multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge and an opportunity... [-]

Master in Economics and Management of the Public Sector

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Bolzano

This two-year programme, belonging to the class ‘Public Administration Sciences’ (LM-63), aims to create professionals who will be able to react to the new demands for efficiency, efficacy and economy in complex administrative structures. [+]

Masters Degrees in Public Administration. Serving the Public, Serving the Future! Trilingual! This two-year programme aims to train professionals who will be able to react to the new demands for efficiency, efficacy and economy in complex administrative structures. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach and provides students with transversal analytical skills. The subjects in the organisational-management area are complemented by economic, statistical and legal subjects. The course concentrates on improving students’ problem-solving skills through seminars and case studies and also develops interpersonal and communication skills. Subjects taught are: Economics, Management, Strategies, Leadership, Institutional and Social Communication, Project Management, Statistics for the Public Sector, Accounting for the Public Sector, Theory of and Workshops in Public Law and Sources of Law, Law of the European Union and its Member States, Theory of and Workshops in Administrative Law, Information Systems and Communications in the Public Sector. Students are required to undertake an internship. Career opportunities are: The course allows students to decide upon their own educational path by choosing related and integrative activities based on the specific work objectives they may have. There is therefore a distinction between a European or international pathway and a pathway to internal careers. The former focuses on a career inside international or European organisations or firms working with them, in NGOs and in the diplomatic service; the latter concentrates on employment in public administration and firms working with them. The Masters is open to students holding a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor Degree, and while catering especially... [-]

Master in Public Administration

Brawijaya University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 Indonesia Malang

The vision of the Faculty of Administration is to become an institution of administrative sciences qualified and recognized by the public, at home and abroad. [+]

Master in Public Administration Vision and mission The vision of the Faculty of Administration is to become an institution of administrative sciences qualified and recognized by the public, at home and abroad. The missions of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences are: Improving the quality and quantity of the implementation of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, which includes education and teaching, research, and community service. Creating ethos administrative science in the society and strengthening the position of alumni at the job market. Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of management and management faculty. [-]

MPA Master of Public Administration

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, performance management and human resource management. [+]

Masters Degrees in Public Administration. MPA Master of Public Administration The MPA Public Administration is an internationally recognised qualification and provides public service managers with the competencies and knowledge necessary for managing creatively in challenging policy environments. It is suitable for new graduates and those with managerial and/or public or third sector work experience. With the current developments in countries around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying anything to do with the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. The aim of all of our programmes is to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice. The course is designed to blend both practitioner and academic perspectives on public management, and the wide range of modules draw on examples from different countries around the world. Key facts This course features international curricula focusing on key public sector developments in the UK, the EU, the US and other countries It is informed by world-leading research and reflects the expertise of staff in the fields of public management, policy analysis and social policy The Research Methods and Research Management module allows students to develop their expertise and give particular consideration to their dissertations Course details This course consists of taught modules totalling 120 credits (which are taken during the autumn and spring terms)... [-]