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
The centerpiece of our Department is our high-quality professional education programs. Our Master of Public Administration program is nationally recognized as among the top programs specializing in public budgeting and finance, and is ranked 7th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. We also offer graduate certificate programs to support the professional development of policy and management leaders. We serve a community of about 80 actively enrolled graduate students. We also offer an undergraduate minor and individualized major in public policy.
Our faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged members of the public policy, public management, and survey research communities through scholarship and practice. Whether you are a prospective student, one of our hundreds of successful alumni, or a colleague curious about our work, we invite you to explore our site and learn more about the interesting things we are doing.
The challenges of decision-making in all contexts-policy, government, markets-have never been more profound. We know that you face an increasingly complex, demanding, interdependent world. When you graduate, you will be competing with talented people for top jobs. To make sure you will thrive in this environment, our programs explicitly draw together theory, analytic skills, and field practice. In our programs, you will benefit from useful, engaging, relevant, and thorough courses taught by experienced instructors who are dedicated to your success. You will have regular and close interaction with an extraordinary group of full-time and adjunct faculty who are experts in their fields, excellent teachers, committed mentors, and top scholars. You will have many opportunities to learn, both on your own and as part of collaborative teams, in settings that range from the classroom, to graduate assistantships, to professional internships, to independent research projects. You will graduate with the knowledge and skills you need to join fellow alumni as leaders in government agencies, non-profit organizations, research and consulting firms, or businesses.