The Public Policy & Management MPA specialization prepares you for managerial and analyst positions in all levels and areas of public-sector organizations. This fits students seeking to prepare for administrative positions with federal agencies or local/state departments, including advancing to decision-making positions within those organizations, and provides coursework in a variety of management, analytical, fiscal, and technology skills.
This specialization prepares leaders for careers in all aspects of public service, but with particular emphasis on governmental operations, community development, analysis of critical policies areas (transportation, planning, environment, health, education, etc.) as well as the management of federal, state and local agencies.
Research and Public Service Center Affiliation(s)
Students selecting the Public Policy & Management specialization are often affiliated with the Institute for Public Administration (IPA), the Center for Community Research and Service (CCRS), or other centers affiliated with SPPA.
The 3-credit ‘threshold course’ is UAPP701: Public Policy. Students in the Public Policy & Management specialization also take at least 3 additional credits from other recommended courses.