MPA in Information Technology

As the concept of public administration advances with the times, so does the technology that governments of various sizes and shapes use to enact legislation, institute public policy, and serve its citizens to the best of its abilities. That’s the key reason why the study of information technology – as it relates to public administration and government management – is ever-so-prevalent in today’s information age.

If a general Master of Public Administration degree deals with the effort of the government to provide services and enact policy for the betterment of a larger population, and MPA in Information Technology parallels that approach, with heavy analysis and interaction with necessary technology systems to keep those services coming as quickly as the public needs them in place. Coursework included in a typical MPA in Information Technology program include IT infrastructure, which teaches the effective use of best IT practices, including necessary tools and application software to allow a government entity to better serve its constituents. Other coursework would include the fundamentals of information systems, which analyzes whether an already-implemented system is working to its most efficient capacity, as well as identifying vulnerabilities and risks that could arise with faulty productivity.

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George Washington University MPS Political Management George Washington University – The MPS in Political Management degree at George Washington University is available through accredited online and campus classes. The online courses can be completed at a pace that is comfortable to you and in an environment of your choosing. Moreover, the assignments can be worked on any computer - no special software needed - at home, at school, or even on the go.
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