The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the Trachtenberg School prepares graduates to lead and manage public service organizations and programs in all sectors.
The degree provides an opportunity to study management and policy issues in an intergovernmental and intersectoral context. Coursework focuses on developing critical intellectual capacities, sound analytical skills and a sensitivity to the ethical and value concerns that are central to the traditions of the field of public administration. Every TSPPPA master's student also completes a pro bono capstone project for a client of their choosing.
Alumni of the MPA program are employed in government agencies at all levels, national associations, public interest groups, research and consulting firms and in the private sector.