Governing U is an index of public sector management and policy degrees from universities across the country. It provides a single source for browsing offerings from Master of Public Administration (MPA) , the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Executive MPA and certificate and other professional programs designed specifically for the education needs of working professionals in public service. Each entry includes a description of program offerings in the schools' own words. Governing U’s unique map interface also allows you to see the national landscape for public service grad programs and select schools for a closer look by geography
Master of Public Policy
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program emphasizes policy and economic analysis combined with quantitative courses for students seeking to build analytical skills to effectively solve public policy problems. These core skills are valuable in national, state, and local government, "think tanks," consulting firms, nonprofit groups, and private companies in the United States and around the world. In addition to our professional degree we also offer joint JD/MPP and joint MPP/MPH degrees.
Master of Public Administration
The MPA Evening Program is designed for those working in the areas of government, non-profits, and other public sector jobs. Students are able to select their own emphasis and set their own schedule from courses offered during the evenings. Students can select concentrations to obtain their specific, desired skill set. The MPA program is one of the top programs in the country, particularly in the non-profit administration field.
Executive Master of Public Administration
The Executive MPA is designed for students with at least five years of middle-to-upper level management experience in public or nonprofit organizations. The required courses are the same as the regular MPA, but electives and schedules differ to fit the requirements of executive students.