Public administration is the study of the implementation of government policy. This discipline is specifically tailored toward preparing civil servants for government work. Public administration entails such topics as how the government functions, how to manage public programs, and how the government policies, programs, and workers are organized. This field is closely related to the disciplines of human resources, organizational theory, policy analysis and statistics, budgeting, and ethics.
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares students to serve as a manager in the executive branch of governments, from local to federal, as well as in non governmental and nonprofit organizations. An MPA degree generally takes two years to complete. Some programs may require relevant work experience from applicants. Core subjects for this degree generally include public policy management and implementation, the relations between organizational management and legislators, budget processes and financial management, administrative law, personnel management, professional ethics, and research methods. The health policy concentration specifically focuses on providing skills to deal with with the challenges of the political, social, and economic factors that affect the healthcare field. It is ideal for those who aspire to work for public or private healthcare organizations.
MPA in Health Policy Degree Programs
- MPA in Health Policy from Walden University