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Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Policy Analysis

Walden University



If you are looking for a flexible online MPA program that will guide you in developing the in-depth understanding that is needed for shaping various policies of government agencies, then the online Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Policy Analysis is an excellent option for you.

Throughout this online MPA in Policy Analysis, student will learn how public policy shapes the various inter-workings of government and its many partners.

The main focus of this online MPA is to guide its students in developing the critical context in which organization and individuals play in the functioning of any democratic society.

As students in this online public policy program, you will work to develop the keen skills that are needed for shaping public policy development and implementation.

Careers in the area of public policy are expected to grow for the next five years, and this program has been specifically developed for enabling students with the knowledge that is needed for working in the federal, state, and local levels of government in leading public agencies or direct public policy.

Topics that are covered in the online courses in public policy, include:

  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Foundations for Graduate Study
  • Ethics and Social Justice
  • Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector
  • Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Applied Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Policy and Finance

Graduates of this online degree in public policy will have gained the knowledge that is required for advancing their career and for meeting the goring needed for individuals who are skilled in translating public policies into various effective program and projects.

Walden's M.P.A. program can be completed in less than two years, depending on individual progress and credits transferred.

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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