Public Administration

Undergraduates majoring in Economics or Sociology have an opportunity to participate in a shared credit B.A. / M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration) degree program with the School or Public Administration, where they work toward their M.P.A. while completing their B.A. degree.

The mission of the School of Public Administration is to advance knowledge in support of professional education for public service, through the integration of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service in order to address the management challenges of an increasingly complex and diverse global environment.

In the M.P.A. program, students gain deep knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Human Resources Management

  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management

  • Strateging Planning and Management

  • Program and Performance Evaluation

  • Information and Network Management

This, in turn, gives students the ability to lead and manage in public governance; to participate in and contribute to the policy process; to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions; to articulate and apply a public service perspective; and to communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

Why get an M.P.A.?

Undergraduate Program

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Programs of Study


Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Credit Programs Available: 
  • B.A. Economics / M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)
  • B.A. Sociology / M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)
  • B.A. Liberal Arts / M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)

Contact Information

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