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Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Emergency Management

Offered By: Walden University

The emergency situations we face in today's complex environment call for a new leadership approach. The Master of Public Administration – Emergency Management specialization offers emergency response professionals the skills to:

  • Lead, manage, and motivate others during emergencies.
  • Build confident and capable teams.
  • Address challenging ethical situations that may arise during the course of duty.

Across the public sector spectrum, career opportunities are predicted to expand rapidly over the next five years. At every level-federal, state, and local-this growth trend in employment will fuel a demand for qualified managers who can lead public agencies or direct public policy organizations.* Prepare to advance your career and to meet this increasing need for public sector professionals as you gain the skills to translate public policies into effective programs and projects. International themes and concepts incorporated throughout your coursework will broaden your perspective of public service. Walden's M.P.A. program can be completed in less than two years, depending on individual progress and credits transferred.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2008–09 Edition