The general purpose of the master of public administration degree is to train men and women at the graduate level for public service careers. Specifically, the program strives to equip students with modern analytical and quantitative tools in decision-making; to enable students to apply those tools to complex problems of government and nonprofit organizations; to expose students to the wide range of administrative and managerial problems and responsibilities in the public sector; and to increase students' knowledge and skills in the management functions of budgeting, planning, public policy formulation, public finance, public personnel administration and collective bargaining.
Cynthia Conrad- Chair
Charles Coleman - Assistant Professor
Jack Werblow - Professor