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Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration program provides a broad understanding of the principles, processes, goals, and problems of administering public services, with special emphasis on the political realities of public sector management. Through course work and a required thesis, the program equips students with specialized knowledge and technical skills in budgeting, planning, personnel administration, research, and other essential management techniques. Through its reputation and internships, Kutztown University's Political Science Department and MPA Program have developed numerous contacts with public and private sector administrators. Graduates typically achieve continuing success in their present careers or are successful in obtaining other career positions related to their interests.

The program benefits professionals employed or seeking employment in government agencies (at all levels), health care and other not-for-profit organizations, and private enterprise. In eastern Pennsylvania, there is a large number of occupations for which public administration expertise is essential, especially those in "third sector" industries which depend upon effective interface with government agencies and skillful handling of governmental processes and regulations.

Successful completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours of credit is required for the Master of Public Administration degree.  All students accepted into this program must complete all requirements within six (6) calendar years.

Master of Public Administration Checklist
Washington, D.C. 2014