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
An excellent Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides the skills, knowledge, and contacts needed to launch a career in the public and nonprofit sectors. Increased outsourcing of public services, the pending retirement of thousands of baby boomers from government jobs, and tremendous growth in the nonprofit sector all make public management an enticing option for service-minded professionals. The George W. Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University's Marriott School offers one of the nation's premier MPA programs. The Romney Institute's two-year, nonthesis program stands out because of its practical management training, choices for specialization, remarkable faculty, and commitment to public service.
The Romney Institute MPA emphasizes practical management training by supplementing faculty lectures with team projects, field research, case analysis, and internships. The program's integrated curriculum prepares students to meet the demands of public service with a strong understanding of sound management principles. Core courses are taught in analysis, public-sector accounting, communications, statistics, economics, financial management, human resources, ethics, organization and management, and the environment of public administration. Equipped with valuable technical skills and general management knowledge, Romney Institute MPA graduates are well prepared to become leaders in the public arena.