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Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Begins every Fall (August), Spring (January) & Summer (May)
With a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Dakota, you will have flexibility in prospective employment and possess concrete professional skills that will benefit your career.
MPA graduates can be found in a variety of career fields and policy areas. Whether you currently work in the field or wish to have a new career in public service, the MPA program is an ideal way for you to strengthen your skills, confidence and credentials.
The online MPA degree program provides you with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of today’s administrative positions. UND’s MPA program will help you to:
- understand the public policy-making process.
- use critical thinking and analysis to aid in decision-making.
- communicate at high levels in written and oral correspondence.
- develop qualities and characteristics necessary to assume positions of leadership.
- understand and adapt to changing political, economic, and social environments.
- understand the importance of integrity and dedication in carrying out the public trust.
For specific information on the nature of the work, job outlook, and earnings for administrators, view the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Health Administration Track is designed to prepare individuals with diverse backgrounds already in the health care industry or those wishing to enter the fast growing and rapidly changing health care profession.
The majority of health care executives and administrators work in:
- physicians offices
- nursing /residential care facilities
Most of the remainder work in:
- home health care services
- federal government health care facilities
- outpatient care centers
- insurance carriers
- community care facilities for the elderly
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities will be good, especially for applicants with work experience in the health care field and strong business management skills.
For specific information on the nature of the work, job outlook, and earnings for health care administrators, view the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.