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
Home of top-ten ranked academic programs with rigorous accreditation standards, the School of Public Adminstration is a national leader in public service education. We provide a range of academic degrees and professional certifications; we generate significant research that impacts government, industry and nonprofit organizations; and we engage students and faculty directly with relevant professional communities. In short, this School is on the frontier of creating and transmitting knowledge.
Today's public service professionals address and solve the critical issues confronting contemporary society. Working in the government, nonprofit and private sectors, they are the stewards of our democratic way of life. They have the courage to make tough decisions regarding the allocation of resources while ensuring social equity. Public service professionals plan and implement innovative, efficient, and effective strategies affecting a broad range of constituencies ranging from the most vulnerable populations to those most affluent. They protect our natural resources, build our cities, and lead our communities.
An education from the School of Public Administration will prepare you for a career in public service. With a strong foundation in academic theory and applied research, you will learn the tools of visionary leadership and effective management. Hands-on experiential learning and internships will provide you with the ability to craft innovative solutions.
Our highly ranked Master of Public Administration program is one of the largest in the country. The full degree is offered in Omaha, Lincoln and online. The School's Ph.D. in Public Administration has successfully placed graduates in faculty positions at leading universities in the US and abroad.
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If your interest is focused on urban areas, the School offers a Master of Science in Urban Studies. The program provides students with the necessary technical skills as well as an understanding of the overarching issues of urban growth, social equity, and economic and community development.