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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.



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  • Walden University
  • Description

    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.

    Prepare to advance your career and gain the knowledge to translate policies into programs that work for the public good. Through in-depth research and practical coursework, you will acquire the organizational capabilities you need to administer and oversee diverse and complex agencies.
    As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearnSM. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.

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