From the University Graduate Catalog...
I. The Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration is a unit within the School
of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Its Master of Public Administration degree program
educates students for careers in public service and for employment with government,
private, nonprofit, and publicly-oriented organizations. The program combines interdisciplinary
academic preparation with governmental and nonprofit field experience. The program
is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Program objectives are: (1) development of generalist public service management and
leadership knowledge, skills and competencies including an emphasis on public values
and ethical actions and consequences; (2) ability to apply public management and leadership
knowledge and skills; and (3) ability to integrate public administration concepts,
theories, and applications.
All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School
(see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements) as well as the program requirements of the degree being pursued.