Frequently Asked Questions
Masters in Public Administration
What kind of job can I get with this degree?
MPA graduates will be highly employable in organizations across the nation and internationally including the following:
Chief Elected Official
Chief Administrative Officer
Primary Assistant Manager/CAO
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Health Department
Public Works Director
Human Services Director
Public Safety Director
Economic Development Director
Human Resources Director
Superintendent of Parks
Information Services Director
Director of Department of Energy
Director U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Director U.S. Department of Education
Superintendent of Hospital
Executive Director of Physician Services
Vice President of Operations in Hospital
Director of Finance in Hospital
Program Director for State Department
Executive Officer for Nonprofit organizations
Ph. D. Graduate Study
How many classes do I have to take?
What kinds of classes will I have to take?
You will take classes in the following areas:
Track 1: Public Management and Policy: Administrative Law, Human Resources, Administrative Ethics, Financial Management, Program Evaluation, Executive Leadership, Public Management, Organizational Behavior, Management Economics and Statistics.
Track 2: Health Management: U.S. Health Policy, Health Economics, Health Service management, Health Planning, Environmental Health, Administrative law, Human Resources, Administrative Ethics, Financial Management, Executive Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Statistics.
How many students will be in my classes?
What are faculty qualifications?
Can I do an internship with this program?
Can I study abroad with this degree?
Will you help me find a job when I graduate?
Are there student organizations for this degree?
How can I get in touch with my professor?
Do I get an advisor to help me schedule classes?