Master of Public Affairs

The MPA degree is a two-year full time degree that provides students with the opportunity to concentrate their studies in one of three areas: 

  • Social Innovation & NonProfit Leadership
  • Public & Cross-Sector Management
  • Public Advocacy & Communication

Alternatively, with the help of an advisor, students may choose to design their own specialized course of study.  MPA students share some of the common core courses with the students from the MPP degree in order to develop the basis from which to advance their professional skills in public affairs. 

Note: the course schedule has changed slightly for candidates who matriculated after fall 2012. Please consult the appropriate schedule:

Course schedule: MPA candidates entering fall 2012

Course schedule: MPA candidates entering fall 2013 and beyond