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:
Public Administration — Designed to prepare students for successful managerial positions in the public sector.