Masters in Public Administration

The field of Public Administration is concerned with the implementation of governmental policy that serves the wide population; it carries political activity and decision into actions or public programmes for the well-being of the society and the citizens. The aims of this filed are linked to democratic values like equality, security and justice. The public servants or the civil servants are the people working in public administration in governmental institutions, departments and agencies. Public administration makes use of several other disciplines in order to successfully achieve its goals, disciplines such as organisational behaviour and theory, finances, human resources, politics, law and even ethics and philosophy. Comparable to Business Administration, Public Administration distinguishes itself through the non-profit orientation of the administrative activity. Like an MBA, a Master in Public Administration (MPA) is vital for students willing to pursue successful careers in the public sector. An MPA student studies governmental policy, international affairs, administrative law and is an expert in participatory democracy.A good public servant is characterised by integrity, ethical behaviour, respect and consideration towards peers, trustworthiness, commitment and resilience.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Master of Public Administration Master Master of Public Administration
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • Not specified
  • 30 months

The online Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the UK’s University of Birmingham prepares you with a practical understanding of public leadership that you can apply on a local, regional and global level.

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Public Administration / International Development Master Public Administration / International Development
  • Any time
  • National $ 45,690 per year
  • International $ 45,690 per year
  • 24 months

The two-year Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) Program, Harvard Kennedy School's newest degree, is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in international development. It is an economics-centered, multidisciplinary program, combining rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.

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Public Administration Master Public Administration
  • Any time
  • National $ 45,697 per year
  • International $ 45,697 per year
  • 24 months

The two-year Master in Public Administration (MPA) Program equips students who have prior work experience and have taken graduate-level courses with the skills, perspectives, and nuanced understanding they need to be effective leaders in solving public problems.

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Public Administration (Mid-Career) Master Public Administration (Mid-Career)
  • Any time
  • National $ 45,697 per year
  • International $ 45,697 per year
  • 12 months

The one-year Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) is an intensive 8-credit program that enhances the knowledge and skills of established, high-performing professionals who are looking to move up in their public service careers or transition from the private sector to leadership positions in the public or nonprofit sectors.

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Public Administration M.Sc. Public Administration
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 9,232 per year
  • 12 months

In the Master's programme in Public Administration at Radboud University you study how organisations in and around public administration operate and how they are organised. The Master’s in Public Administration continues on from the Bachelor's in Public Administration, but can also be followed as an independent Master’s after, for example, a Bachelor's programme in History. Graduates of the Master’s in Public Administration can become public manager: someone who can use their extensive knowledge on the workings and structure of the government to put forward solutions for internal organisational problems and social governmental policy issues.

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Public Administration Master Public Administration
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations.

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Public Financial Management M.Sc. Public Financial Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 14,800 per year
  • International £ 17,500 per year
  • 12 months

This Public Financial Management MSc provides students with a conceptual understanding of the core principles of public financial management, and with the development of capabilities and skills to apply theoretical and domain knowledge to problems encountered in the financial management of public sector organisations.

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Public Administration - International Nongovernmental Organizations Master Public Administration - International Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations.

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Public Administration - Policy Analysis Master Public Administration - Policy Analysis
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations.

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Public Administration Master Public Administration
  • Any time
  • National $ 17,008 per year
  • International $ 17,008 per year
  • Not specified

The Political Science Program at West Virginia State University offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree for those interested in government and non-profit employment at the national, state and local levels.

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University Certificate in Health Administration Postgrad.Cert. University Certificate in Health Administration
  • Aug 2016
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

This online University Certificate in Health Administration program, which is embedded in the Master of Public Administration, prepares students of California State University Northridge to critically analyze, improve and implement effective public policy in public- and private-sector programs and services that focus on the health care industry.

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