Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration degree trains you for public service careers. We’ll help you develop the modern analytic and quantitative tools you’ll need to analyze and make decisions about the complex problems of government and nonprofit organizations.

Increase your know how

Designed for both new graduates and those already employed in the public sector seeking advancement, the M.P.A. program in the Department of Public Management provides students with the opportunity to increase knowledge and gain the skills necessary to take on challenging assignments in budgeting, planning, public policy formulation, public finance, public personnel administration, and collective bargaining. The interdisciplinary program offers fourteen courses — nine required courses and five elective or concentration courses. You may also elect to take courses in management, criminal justice, fire science, psychology, economics, and more.

The M.P.A. program is designed to provide exceptional flexibility for our students:
  • Classes in the regular, main campus schedule meet on weeknights to accommodate working students. The regular graduate schedule follows a fifteen week semester format of the University. Online and weekend classes are available.
  • Students can choose from four concentrations: municipal management, public finance and fiscal analytics, public safety, and nonprofit mnagement.
  • A special cohort delivery option for the program is available at our New London campus for busy working professionals who want to complete a master’s degree quickly without sacrificing quality. The cohort also meets on Saturday.
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Events

November 27 - December 1, 2017

November 30, 2017

What You'll Study

  • Public Policy Formulation and Implementation

    The relationship between public administration and the formulation of public policy is studied. The implementation of public policy by administrators based on the politics of the administrator is examined in terms of interaction between various group representatives such as legislators, politicians, and pressure-group leaders.

  • Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector

    Study of the civil service systems in the United States and the state governments, including a systematic review of the methods of recruitment, promotion, discipline, control, and removal. Explores the effects on work relationships of collective bargaining statutes which have been adopted by legislatures. Emphasis is placed on collective bargaining case studies from state and local governments and hospitals.

  • Administrative Behavior

    The problems faced by an administrator in dealing with interpersonal relationships and human processes. Analysis of individual and group behavior in various governmental and business settings to determine the administrative action for the promotion of desired work performance. Emphasis given to the public sector. Participation in actual problem situation discussions and case studies.

  • Political Economy

    This course will explore the interrelated nature of public policy and the economy at the federal, state, and local levels. It will study the performance and fluctuations of the economy, focusing on economic policies that affect such matters as consumption, unemployment, investment, wages, prices, and public debt. Specifically, the course will focus on monetary and fiscal policies, taxation policy, global trade policy, and currency exchange markets, as affected by policy.

  • Full List of Courses for Public Administration, M.P.A.

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Masters of Public Administration, check out the Academic Catalog:

    General Concentration

    Municipal Management Concentration

    Nonprofit Organizational Management Concentration

    Public Finance and Fiscal Analytics Concentration

    Public Safety Concentration

    Dual Degree, M.B.A./M.P.A.

    Public Administration Certificate

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