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Academic Programs

The Division offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral level education programs.  

We offer a civic leadership minor, which students can take to complement their major area of study.  Click here for more information:

Civic Leadership Minor

We offer four masters degrees related to public service and public management; visit each of the sites below to determine which program best meets your interests and professional development needs.  We also offer a graduate certificate in nonprofit and public management, for those individuals who may wish to begin some graduate education but are not yet ready to commit to a full masters program. Pending approval is a fully online graduate certificate program in collaborative governance slated for roll out fall 2016. Core courses in this new program will be offered during the 2015-16 academic year. 

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
MPA Specializations
Master of Public Administration: Health Administration (MPA:HA)
Master of Public Health: Health Management & Policy (MPH:HMP)
Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit & Public Management (GCNPM)                                                                                Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Governance (GCCG - pending approval)                                                             

The Division participates in the Public Affairs and Policy PhD program, with PA faculty teaching core and elective courses, advising students, and serving as field examination and dissertation committee members.

Public Affairs and Policy PhD Program (PAP)