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 (MPA) program is designed to help you develop the advanced competencies that are essential to becoming a successful leader in public administration. Gain 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 MPA student, you can learn effective ways to balance budgets, write and negotiate contracts, manage conflict, and build partnerships.

Prepare to advance your career as you gain the knowledge to translate policies into programs that work for the public good. Through in-depth research, practical coursework, and a virtual city that simulates real-life scenarios, you can acquire the organizational capabilities you need to administer and oversee diverse and complex agencies.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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  • Discover Walden’s MPA

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    Find out how Walden’s MPA can prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a public-service professional.

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  • Free ASPA Membership

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    MPA, MPP and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration students receive a free one-year membership to the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

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  • How I Use My MPA

    "Through my coursework, I literally learned how to run my organization, including how to work with politicians and how to apply for government grants. Walden has taught me how to run a successful organization."

    Jasmine Anderson
    2012 Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate

    Learn how MPA graduate Jasmine Anderson is using her Walden degree to effect positive social change.

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