MPA in Policy Analysis

Everyday, in governments of virtually every scale, policy – otherwise known as the laws, regulations, and directives a government enacts for the purpose of bettering the quality of life of the people it serves – is enacted. But what were the reasons behind why s particular public policy item arose in the first place? What historical precedence was considered? Who was such a measure intended to serve? What reactionary measures will occur in the future as a result of a particular policy move? The answers to each of these questions, among a multitude of others, are accounted for in the study of Policy Analysis.

An MPA in Policy Analysis takes the traditional teachings of a typical public administration program – including the function and management of government, as well as the creation of public policy – and takes it one step further. Through coursework such as organizational behavior, the politics of public policy, social policy, urban demography and analysis, and planning and development theory, successful candidates will graduate with a thorough skill set in evaluation methods and analytical strategies. Students who wish to serve the public sector as policy and development analysts would benefit from such a program, learning in the process how effective policy governance positively impacts both communities as a whole, and the individual.

Featured Schools with MPA Programs

Seton Hall University Master of Public Administration Seton Hall University – Seton Hall University offers two online masters in public administration degrees. The first is designed for those that want to become a public administrator, whereas the second is designed for those that want to influence public policy. The curriculum in both degrees is created to reflect the current environment in order to give students key qualifications needed to take on positions in the field.
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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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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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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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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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Syracuse University Executive Master of Public Administration Syracuse University – Syracuse University offers multiple online masters in public administration programs that are fast-paced and convenient. Their online programs are designed for those who want to pursue high level public administration positions like a governmental administrator, enter emergency preparedness and response, or join homeland security. Students will learn and develop core skills necessary to become the leaders of the future.
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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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