Students in the Master of Public Administration degree program are molded into future policy makers, public administrators, and public managers through coursework that trains them in critical decision-making skills. The program includes a unique combination of business courses offered through the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business's online MBA degree program, and public administration courses. Graduates will be prepared for a variety of careers in federal, state, and local government administrative and management positions.
Graduates may also seek employment in the non-profit sector, in private or non-governmental organizations. Specific positions include budget and policy analyst, program manager, city and county manager, chief administrative officer, and program evaluator.