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 Administration (Mid-Career) Master Public Administration (Mid-Career)
  • Any time
  • National $ 47,068 per year
  • International $ 47,068 per year
  • 12 months

The one-year Master in Public Administration (Mid-Career) program from Harvard Kennedy School 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 and Municipal Administration Master Public and Municipal Administration
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

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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Of Public Administration Master Of Public Administration
  • Jan 2017
  • May 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 $ 47,068 per year
  • International $ 47,068 per year
  • 24 months

The two-year Master in Public Administration / International Development Program from Harvard Kennedy School is designed to train the next generation of practitioners and leaders in the field of international development.

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Public Administration (Mid-Career, Edward S. Mason Program) Master Public Administration (Mid-Career, Edward S. Mason Program)
  • Any time
  • National $ 47,068 per year
  • International $ 47,068 per year
  • 12 months

The Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Edward S. Mason Program (Mason Program) is the Harvard Kennedy School’s flagship international program. Each year, approximately 80 demonstrated leaders from developing, newly industrialized and transitional economy countries participate in this intensive one-year master’s degree program designed to prepare them to address the world’s most compelling development challenges.

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Population and Development Master Population and Development
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA $ 4,220 per year
  • International $ 4,220 per year
  • 24 months

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution.

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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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Executive Master in Public Administration Master Executive Master in Public Administration
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 10,000
  • International £ 10,000
  • 15 months

The Executive Masters in Public Administration (XMPA) at London South Bank University aims to reflect changes in the public sector environment and changes in service provision, at a strategic level as well as critical analysis of Government policy.

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Gestão Master Gestão
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,140 per year
  • International € 3,000 per year
  • 18 months

Objetivos: Dar continuidade à formação do 1.º ciclo de Gestão existente na ESTG; Desenvolver a oferta formativa de 2.º ciclo na área de Gestão da ESTG; Formar quadros com formação avançada em Gestão, capazes de atuarem em ambientes globais, complexos e de mudança;

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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 M.Sc. Public Administration
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
  • International € 10,581 per year
  • 12 months

In our complex and ever-changing society, the Master’s in Public Administration equips you to tackle today’s most pressing political and administrative challenges.

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Economic Policy M.Sc. Economic Policy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • International € 15,330 per year
  • 12 months

In this one-year, English-taught Master's programme in Economics, you will analyse and evaluate government policy and management.

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