Masters in Public Administration

Public administration is concerned with the implementation of governmental policy that serves the wide population, carrying political activity and decision into actions and developing public programmes for the well-being of the society and the citizens. The aims of public administration are linked to democratic values like equality, security and justice.

Public administration makes use of several other 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, working in governmental institutions, departments and agencies.

After pursuing a course degree in public administration, graduates should be able to analyse the nature and the causes of social problems, understand interests and values of various stakeholders, design solutions to problems and implement or mediate the implementation of the solution.

Graduates of a public administration degree can follow the following careers: charity officer, civil service administrator, local government officer, social researcher, education or health care administrator, public affairs/administration consultant, urban planner, budget analyst, labour relation specialist.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Public and Municipal Administration Master Public and Municipal Administration
  • Sep 2016
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The Master of Public and Municipal Administration degree from Kimep University requires 48 credits of coursework for students new to the field or a minimum of 36 credits for students with significant experience in public management and/or KIMEP graduates. The program includes 42 credits of required component courses, 6 credits of concentration and electives courses.

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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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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 (MPA) Master Public Administration (MPA)
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 9,500 per year
  • International $ 17,300 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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Public Administration:  Nonprofit Sector Management Master Public Administration: Nonprofit Sector Management
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 24,300 per year
  • International $ 24,300 per year
  • 24 months

The Public Administration: Nonprofit Sector Management program is offered online at California State University Northridge to meet the needs of participants as well as the organizations they serve. Applications now open!

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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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Public Administration:  Public Sector Management and Leadership Master Public Administration: Public Sector Management and Leadership
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 24,804 per year
  • International $ 24,804 per year
  • 24 months

The Public Administration: Public Sector Management and Leadership option within California State University Northridge 's MPA program develops and enhances management skills, enabling graduates to function more effectively within all types of public organizations.

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Human and Social Services - Community Intervention and Leadership M.Sc. Human and Social Services - Community Intervention and Leadership
  • Any time
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Further your commitment to social change with an online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context.

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Public Administration (MPA) Master Public Administration (MPA)
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 30 months

The 100% online Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Liverpool is designed for professionals in the public and non-profit (NGO) sectors who want to manage and contribute to social change around the globe. Receive a 20% tuition reduction when you start on February 29, 2016.

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