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Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Interdisciplinary Policy Studies

Offered By: Walden University

Public policy encompasses a wide range of issues from legislative rulings to homeland security. Gain a more thorough understanding of complex and interrelated policy challenges, including public health and safety, urban sprawl, immigration, and affordable housing. Learn to work with government and community shareholders as you broaden your public policy perspective. 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