MPA in Public Policy

Public Policy can be defined as the goal of a government to develop laws and regulations, and the subsequent efforts that government entity makes help communities and individuals move forward. While a general MPA deals with the study of how various public policy is implemented in a government structure, an MPA degree with a concentration in Public Policy more succinctly deals with the analysis of why that public policy is necessary, and what effect it may have on the citizens it serves.

An MPA in Public Policy degree can prepare students for careers in a leadership or any analytical capacity in the public, non-profit, or private sectors. Coursework included in a typical program would include the study of institutional policy-making, statistical analysis, urban planning, and management of public finance, and public policy economics. The study of public policy and policy analysis empowers would-be graduates to help create solutions to day-to-day issues presented in front of government. Even further, many programs attempt to combine the study of policy with conflict resolution studies, including training in proper negotiation practices. Numerous variations of this degree exist today, from the MPA in Public Policy, to the Master of Public Policy. Because of this, some schools have created a combine MPPA – or Master of Public Policy Administration – degree.

Featured Schools with MPA Programs

Ashford University MBA Public Administration MA/OM Public Administration Master of Public Admin Ashford University – Access greater opportunities by pursuing your online Master of Public Administration degree 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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Walden University Master of Public Admin MPA Health Policy MPA Homeland Security Policy MPA Interdisciplinary Studies MPA Policy Analysis MPA Nonprofit Management Walden University – Walden University offers a huge variety of online master of public administration degrees. These degrees for those that want to become a nonprofit organization leader, public administrator, influence health policy, join homeland security, enter interdisciplinary policy studies, become policy analyzer, or study law and public policy. Walden uses career-oriented curriculum and engaging assignments to provide students with an education that can be applied to real-world situations.
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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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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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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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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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