Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies
The Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies serves as the focal point for scholarship, teaching, and service in the fields of Public Administration and Public Policy. The department was founded with the mission to advance excellence in public and nonprofit management education.
The Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies offers the NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree and an online graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management. Emphasizing both the theoretical foundations and practical application of the discipline, the Department’s academic programs prepare pre-service students for a career in public service, as well as provide advanced training to mid-career practitioners.