Shape Public Policy With An MPA Degree

Earn Your Master’s in Public Administration

Shape Public Policy With An MPA DegreeGraduate students enrolled in the Marist online Master’s in Public Administration program are training to become leaders in shaping public policy. As a student of public administration at Marist, you are given the chance to learn about contemporary issues in society and how to lead public sector organizations. Upon graduation you will be prepared to create social programs, evaluate their success, and set and implement policies that provide a strong foundation toward solving issues in poverty, environment, healthcare, and more.

The curriculum of the MPA program is created through the standards outlined by the National Association for Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Courses in the MPA degree combine theory and practice to provide graduate students with the knowledge and ability to create tangible products for the issues they wish to shape. With the Marist MPA, graduate students can begin to develop the expertise in public sector functions to create stronger communities, both in the United States and around the world.

Earning your Master’s in Public Administration gives students the ability to shape public policy on the federal, state, and local levels of government, or within agencies specifically directed at an issue. Each concentration in the MPA program allows students to gain the ability to be ethical decision makers and leaders in a variety of industries. The virtually limitless career options are one of the many benefits of earning an MPA degree.

Consider which concentration you would like to focus your MPA studies toward in Public Management, Ethical Leadership, or Healthcare Administration when choosing your courses. Each concentration allows graduate students to gain a closer look into the practices and research associated with their topic of study. This heightened knowledge provides students with a confidence in their ability to shape public policy after graduating from their MPA program.

Contact Marist for more information on the MPA concentrations in Public Management, Ethical Leadership, and Healthcare Administration. Apply today and earn your Master’s in Public Administration. 

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