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
Whether it is at the local, state, or federal level, providing public service increasingly involves collaboration with multiple government agencies as well as private and nonprofit organizations. When you earn your master’s in public administration, you can be prepared to meet these challenges. Walden’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program is designed to help you develop the advanced competencies that are essential to becoming a successful leader in public administration. Develop the skills that can prepare you for cross-sectoral governance and enable you to deliver services to citizens through plans that are transparent, efficient, and ethical. As an M.P.A. student, you can learn effective ways to balance budgets, develop and negotiate contracts, manage conflict, and build partnerships.