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Would you like to build a rewarding career solving critical societal problems?

An online public administration degree from Walden can open the door to career paths in a number of settings, from government offices to disaster relief agencies to nonprofit organizations. Gain essential skills and knowledge that can qualify you to oversee budgets and financial planning, shape public policy, evaluate programs, manage people and resources, and serve the public good.

Public Policy & Administration Programs

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Public Management and Leadership

Specialization

Behind every successful government is an organized team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals. Learn how to develop and manage effective government programs at the local, state, and federal levels. The Public Management and Leadership specialization will enable you to make a positive difference in communities through public governance that includes transparency, accountability, and efficiency.

  • Next start date

    11/30/2020
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 30 Credits
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Specialization

Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges that include funding initiatives, recruiting and retaining volunteers, analyzing public policy, and advocating for reforms in legislation. In the Nonprofit Management and Leadership specialization, you’ll explore best practices for navigating through budgeting and finance issues, cultivating stakeholder relationships, and developing strategic plans that foster collaboration across sectors.

  • Next start date

    11/30/2020
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 30 Credits
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Specialization

Behind every successful government is an organized team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals. Learn how to develop and manage effective government programs at the local, state, and federal levels. The Public Management and Leadership specialization will enable you to make a positive difference in communities through public governance that includes transparency, accountability, and efficiency.

  • Next start date

    11/30/2020
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 30 Credits
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - General Program

Specialization

A broad understanding of the field of public administration can help prepare you for a range of career options at federal, state, and local agencies as well as in the private and nonprofit sectors. In the General Program, you will have the opportunity to gain cross-sectoral management and communication skills that can be applied domestically and globally.

  • Next start date

    11/30/2020
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 24 Credits
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Law and Public Policy

Specialization

The Law and Public Policy specialization explores the relationship between statutes and case law and the impact that legislation and court systems can have on public policy. Explore fundamental legal concepts and current topics in law as well as U.S. Supreme Court cases that have had a major precedential effect on individual rights.

  • Next start date

    11/30/2020
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 30 Credits
MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

Specialization

Within the Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities specialization, you will discuss what sustainability and livability mean and explore a wide range of tools, strategies, and skills you can use to create sustainable communities that are more environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable.

  • Next start date

    11/30/2020
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 23 Credits
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