DEFINITION of 'Master of Public Administration - MPA' A master's level degree in public affairs that prepares recipients of the degree to serve in executive positions in municipal, state and federal levels of government, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
In this manner, is an MPA considered a terminal degree?
Ari: The M.B.A. and M.P.A. are considered terminal degrees (highest degree awarded) and advanced professional degrees in the field of study. Yes, there are Ph.D.s in business. However, the M.B.A. is accepted as a terminal degree in that field, at least in the United States.
What is a course in public policy?
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) is a one-year taught degree course. It enables you to develop analytical and critical skills relevant for understanding the challenges of public policy and its implementation. It also equips you with skills that are essential for effective policy delivery. Law and Public Policy.
Is MPA a professional degree?
The Master of Public Administration (M.P.Adm., M.P.A., or MPA) is a professional graduate degree in public administration, similar to the Master of Business Administration but with an emphasis on the issues of governance.