Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration program provides a broad understanding of the principles, processes, goals, and problems of administering public services, with special emphasis on the political realities of public sector management. Through course work and an optional thesis, the program equips students with specialized knowledge and technical skills in budgeting, planning, personnel administration, research, and other essential management techniques. Through its reputation and internships, Kutztown University's Political Science Department and MPA Program have developed numerous contacts with public and private sector administrators. Graduates typically achieve continuing success in their present careers or are successful in obtaining other career positions related to their interests.
The program benefits professionals employed or seeking employment in government agencies (at all levels), health care and other not-for-profit organizations, and private enterprise. In eastern Pennsylvania, there is a large number of occupations for which public administration expertise is essential, especially those in "third sector" industries which depend upon
Successful completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours of credit is required for the Master of Public Administration degree. All students accepted into this program must complete all requirements within six (6) calendar years.
Fall semester: August 1st
Spring semester: December 1st
Summer sessions: May 1st
Student Learning Outcomes