The following is a list of possible graduate studies in the Public Administration field and a partial list of careers that can be pursued with the degree.

Masters of Public Administration/Management Careers
The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a professional degree for people who want a public service career in management. Leadership and management are the focus of the program. Specific skills emphasized include the ability to implement and analyze policies and programs that address societal problems, as well as expertise in human resource, budgetary, and organizational administration. Coursework for the MPA degree often includes generalized classes in addition to the focused study of an area such as nonprofit, governmental, international or private sector administration.

City/County Manager
Department Manager
Program Director
Administrative Officer
Management Analyst
Human Resources Manager
Personnel Administrator
Employee Relations Specialist
Budget Analyst
Grant Writer
Social Services Program Director
Political Campaign Worker
City/County Controller
Municipal Bond Analyst
Public Investment Advisor
Chief Financial Officer

Masters of Public Policy Careers
The Masters of Public Policy (MPP) degree emphasizes analyzing and evaluating information to solve policy problems. As analysts, managers, and leaders, MPP graduates work with quantitative and qualitative information to develop, assess, and evaluate alternative approaches to current and emerging issues. Their careers span a variety of public service fields, government levels and nonprofit organizations.Course work for MPP students includes core courses and a specialization in an area such as data analysis, public finance, research design, program evaluation, or ethics.

Policy Analyst
Industry Analyst
Government Relations Specialist for Private Industry
Congressional Advisor
Economic and Community Development Planner
Non-profit Organizer

Masters of Health Administration/Public Health Careers
The Masters of Health Administration (MHA) degree prepares students to manage the health care industry. The program emphasizes strategic planning, financial management, communication, technology, and a thorough understanding of the health care system. Concentrations of study include health law, insurance, government programs, long-term care, marketing, and ethics.

Clinic Administrator
Emergency Medical Services Program Director
Grant Writer
Health Care Marketing Specialist
Health Insurance/ HMO Advocate
Health Program Evaluator
Health Service Administrator
Home Health Agency Director
Hospice Director
Hospital Business Office Manager
Hospital Contract Analyst
Hospital Safety Coordinator
Managed Care Negotiator
Medical Equipment Sales Representative
Medical Group Manager
Medicare Billing Specialist
Nursing Home Administrator
Patient Accounts Representative
Public Health Analyst
Public Health Inspector
Retirement Community Administrator
Volunteer Services Coordinator

Masters of Urban and Regional Planning Careers
The Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree is designed to produce professionals able to think across fields of expertise to see and act upon the links between environmental systems, land use and transportation systems, infrastructure development, and housing and community development. The program also seeks to produce graduates equipped with both the technical and analytical skills of planning and a facility to think strategically about plan formulation and implementation.

Associate Planner
GIS Analyst/Specialist
Development Project Coordinator
Transportation Planner
Community Planner
Aviation Planner

Masters in Education Administration Careers
The Masters of Education Administration (MEA) degree is designed to prepare educators and administrators to take on the role of upper-level management at the elementary and secondary school level as well as a variety of roles at the post-secondary level. The program emphasizes leadership and management related to curriculum, school instruction, personnel/community relations, and financial and legal matters.

Principal or Superintendent for Elementary/Secondary Schools
Dean or Presidents for Junior/Community Colleges
Educational Policy Maker/Analyst
Curriculum Developer
Director of Student Admissions
Financial Aid Counselor
Community Relations Specialist
University Academic Dean, Provost, and President
University Department Head
Director of Student Services
University Registrar
Fundraising Director

Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Policy Careers

Upper-level Management in the Public/Private/Non-Profit Sector

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