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.

Jim Otepka"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 nonprofitbe they managerial, legal, financial or human capital in nature."

Jim Otepka, '07, Dean of Students, Carmen High School of Science and Technology, Milwaukee


Learning Outcomes



Course Work

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours (12 classes), including:

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The Graduate School, Holthusen Hall, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1881
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 305
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7137

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