Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Law and Public Policy
Offered By: Walden University
Legal decisions and the law have a significant impact on the creation of public policy. Discover the relationships between law and public policy and access vital legal knowledge available to public policy practitioners. Gain a solid background in legal concepts, cases, and current trends that will give you a head start if you decide to pursue a law degree or if you encounter legal questions in your workplace. Across the public sector spectrum, career opportunities are predicted to expand rapidly over the next five years. At every levelâ€”federal, state, and localâ€”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, 2008â€“09 Edition.