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

Offered By: Walden University

Policy shapes the workings of government and its partners. This specialization provides a critical context within which organizations and individuals act in a democratic society. It will prepare you to function knowledgeably within this context and to work collaboratively to help shape public policy development and implementation. 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.