Master of Public Administration
School of Arts & Sciences
Why Master of Public Administration?
Follow your "calling" by learning in-depth knowledge and advanced skills that can help you to better serve your community
Learn how to navigate the internal and external politics of government and nonprofit organizations in addition to obtaining the analytical tools necessary to advance your career
Choose from several different emphases, such as healthcare, nonprofit, and emergency management
All faculty hold doctorate degrees and are experienced practitioners in the field
Abundant networking opportunities nationwide
UIU MPA students can choose from the following areas of emphasis:
- Government Administration
- Healthcare Management
- Emergency Management and Homeland Security
- Nonprofit Management
- Public Management
MPA graduate certificate available in:
Aligned with Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) principles
Curriculum and Degree Details
Core courses include subject matter such as writing in the profession, public policy, program evaluation, and public finance.
Program Goal #1:
Develop a collaborative and inclusive learning environment.
Program Goal #2:
Maintain a high quality curriculum that includes leadership, management, and analytical skills.
Program Goal #3:
Develop a culture of intellectual curiosity.
Q: Are internships and practicums available?
A: Yes. Students can take an internship course for credit and faculty will help students arrange and complete the experience.