With a strong emphasis on social responsibility and civic engagement, the master of arts in public service administration is a graduate degree program that gives students the skills necessary to effectively and compassionately confront the challenges of today's metropolitan environment and its diverse populations. Unique to the program is its focus on social justice, public policy and regulation in urban governmental environments.
Hands-on professional training in public service with one of the following areas of specialization to match students' professional interests:
"I was offered a position at an ambitious nonprofit
charter school just a month after I completed the master's program. My
experience definitely gave me a real sense of confidence navigating through the
operational issues we face as a startup nonprofit—be they managerial, legal,
financial or human capital in nature."
Jim Otepka, '07, Dean of Students, Carmen High School of Science and Technology, Milwaukee
Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours (12 classes),
- PUBS 6000: History & Theory of Leadership & Ethics
- PUBS 6205: Urban Policy & Public Service Administration
- PUBS 6210: Ethics in Public Service
- PUBS 6025: Research Methods
* Depending on your selected specialization, these courses may vary. Please check with your academic adviser for specifics.