Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree is offered in the Department of Political Science. The master’s program in Public Administration and International Affairs is designed to meet the increasing demand for skilled public administrators by providing professional education to individuals who wish to prepare themselves for administrative careers and leadership positions in government. While the majority of graduates may take positions in municipal, state, and federal government, the degree program can also lead to service in other organizations associated with government affairs such as private foundations, nonprofit service agencies, political organizations, and other community institutions. Graduates also take positions in the private sector. A detailed description of the masters program in Public Administration and International Affairs is found under the heading of Political Science in the “Graduate Programs and Courses” section of this catalog.