MPA in Interdisciplinary Policy Studies

A wide variety of degrees traditionally fall under the Master of Public Administration umbrella. Such programs include a general MPA and the study of public policy implementation and analysis. Programs that deal with public policy implementation – including management and leadership, and the study of state and local governments – also have their place, as do those focusing on social and criminal justice, including homeland security policy construction and coordination. Thus, an MPA in Interdisciplinary Policy Studies offers students an opportunity to obtain the general operational knowledge of governments offered by a typical MPA, yet couple it with a wide array coursework spanning a number of varying points of interest – each with their own impact on career growth in the public, private, or nongovernmental management sectors.

In a typical MPA in Interdisciplinary Policy Studies program, students will likely begin their coursework under the path of a traditional MPA, with class offerings in finance and economics, organizational management and leadership, and strategic planning and coordination. The degree’s Interdisciplinary focus likely then brings forth the study of contemporary issues in homeland security, regional and local public policy, and cases and issues in the courts.

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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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University of Southern California Master of Public Admin University of Southern California – A nation-wide leader in education, USC gives students an opportunity to obtain an accredited Masters degree in Public Admin. This degree is available in both online and campus courses, giving students the choice that best fits their situation and schedule. This program is designed for students who want to become public administrators or other high level leadership positions.
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Ashford University Master of Public Administration MBA, Public Administration specialization MA in Organizational Management, Public Administration specialization Ashford University – Access greater opportunities by pursuing your online Master of Public Administration degree specialization from the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University. Perfect your interpersonal and management skills, while gaining expertise in urban planning, decision making, policy implementation, and managing personnel in ways that embrace quality and diversity. Ashford University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, wascsenior.org.
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Northcentral University MBA Public Admin DBA Public Admin Northcentral University – Northcentral University has a Masters of Nonprofit Management that focuses on teaching students the core competencies needed for leadership and administration positions, like communication, task prioritization, project management and organization, planning, and human interaction skills. This degree, through online programs, can be completed in only 18 months and can be worked on from any computer, no special software required.
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Kaplan University Master of Public Admin MPA – Criminal Justice MPA – Governmental Mgmt. Kaplan University – Kaplan University’s accredited online Masters in Public Administration degrees are designed for those that want to become a public administrator, while the other for those that want to enter governmental management or criminal justice. Both are fully online degrees that can be completed relatively quickly and on your own schedule. These positions are centered in an industry always seeking highly-skilled individuals.
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Norwich University MPA – General Study MPA – Leadership MPA – Public Works Admin Norwich University – Norwich University is a leader in accredited online public administration education. Their online masters programs offer convenience and fast-paced curriculum. Their public administration programs are designed for those who are focused on public works management, public administration, and finally, becoming a leader in the public sector. These programs are a great, affordable way to open paths to lucrative careers.
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