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MPA Public Administration

Public Administration degree offered by the University of Arizona prepares students and current public service professionals for challenging and rewarding careers in the changing public and nonprofit arenas.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The Public Administration degree offered by the University of Arizona program combines curricular structure, physical facilities, and real-world fieldwork opportunities to foster the managerial skills needed to meet today’s greater demands for accountability and effectiveness from public and nonprofit organizations.

This MPA program prepares students for a management career in public service sectors, including federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as nonprofits and international organizations. This type of degree can help students learn how to successfully implement policy and programs.

Earning an MPA degree at the University of Arizona in particular will prepare students to be leaders in one of several different concentrations, such as Collaborative Governance, Environmental Management and Policy, Nonprofit Management, and Public Management.

Department

The School of Government and Public Policy was formed in 2009 by combining two highly ranked programs – Political Science and Public Administration and Policy – and bringing them under a single roof. Located in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, SGPP is one of the largest schools at the University of Arizona and is uniquely situated to serve as a new model for public affairs education by promoting high-caliber research, teaching, community outreach, and civic leadership.

Courses include:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Education Policy
  • Environmental Management & Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Law & Criminal Justice Policy
  • Local Government
  • Native American Policy
  • Nonprofit Management​
  • Public Management
  • Public Policy

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