Masters of Public Management

The Masters of Public Management (MPM) program provides public service managers the skills to cope with challenging human and technical issues. It also provides a broad interdisciplinary background in the values and ethics of public administration. It is designed as preparation for executive leadership position in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

The program can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. Most coursework for the program is offered in the evenings to allow students to work full-time and participate in the MPM program part-time. Online and hybrid format courses are also available.

Graduate students in the MPM program must choose and complete coursework in either the Public Management Track or the Health Management Track. Any student that wishes to complete both tracks should first complete the MPM degree under the Public Management track, and then apply for the 21 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Health Management. The courses required for this certificate are seperate and distinct from the Public Management track courses.


The Masters of Public Management degree prepares students for a variety of careers. MPM graduates will seek and pursue senior management careers in government service at the federal, state, county, or local levels, as well as work in the nonprofit or business arenas. As in the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration program, we expect our MPM graduates to be highly employable in organizations across the nation and internationally especially in:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Indiana Department of Commence
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • State and Local Tax Practice
  • Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • United Way
  • Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • City Manager
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • State of Indiana
  • National Society for Fund Raising Executives
  • Indiana Department of Homeland security
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • Indiana State Budget Agency

MPM Curriculum Requirements

MPM Application Requirements