Coordinator: Cynthia Conrad, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Chair - Department of Public Management
Ph.D. The University of Texas at Arlington.
The Master of Public Administration degree trains you for public service careers. We’ll help you develop the modern analytic and quantitative tools you’ll need to analyze and make decisions about the complex problems of government and nonprofit organizations.
Designed for both new graduates and those already employed in the public sector seeking advancement, the M.P.A. program in the Department of Public Management provides students with the opportunity to increase knowledge and gain the skills necessary to take on challenging assignments in budgeting, planning, public policy formulation, public finance, public personnel administration, and collective bargaining. The interdisciplinary program offers fourteen courses — nine required courses and five elective or concentration courses — covering topics in city management, personnel and labor relations, and community clinical services, among others. You may also elect to take courses in management, criminal justice, fire science, psychology, economics, and more.
The M.P.A. program is designed to provide exceptional flexibility for our students:
- Classes in the regular, main campus schedule meet on weeknights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in West Haven to accommodate working students. The regular graduate schedule follows a thirteen week trimester format of the University.
- In Fall 2013 a new Saturday schedule will also be available to students to follow exclusively or mix with weeknight courses if they choose to do so.
- Students can choose from concentrations in city management, community clinical services, long-term health care, personnel and labor relations, and health care management.
- A special cohort delivery option for the program is available at our New London campus for busy working professionals who want to complete a master’s degree quickly without sacrificing quality. The cohort also meets on Saturday.
New London Cohort Program
The College of Business offers an Accelerated Saturday MPA program at our New London campus. This program has been designed for busy working professionals looking to complete a Master’s degree quickly without sacrificing quality. Classes are held on Saturdays, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Call 860-701-5454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The New London cohort schedule is more accelerated and allows students to complete the degree in 22 months. The New London schedule also accommodates busy working students by holding classes on Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Human Resources Management — Increases proficiency and knowledge in personnel training and development, collective bargaining, organizational effectiveness, and more. Public Management — Designed to prepare students for successful managerial positions in the public sector.