Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Prepare to take the lead in government and non-profit organizations

Looking for an alternative to a business career? The demand for individuals with analytical and leadership skills is high—and growing—in government and at non-profit organizations.

Whether you wish to serve your country or community, or you feel passionate about a cause, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)  from Clark University's School of Professional Studies (SPS) can prepare you for a rewarding career. Students in our M.P.A. program develop the executive skills needed to manage operational issues, policy, organizational challenges, communications and politically sensitive concerns.

Government plays a vital role in every country by managing the welfare and safety of its people. Likewise, the non-profit sector employs those who want to make a difference by improving healthcare, the environment and quality of life. Together those sectors make up 30% of the U.S. workforce, so there are plenty of career opportunities for program graduates.

Why Study Public Administration at Clark?

  • An opportunity to build competencies in leadership, policy development and analysis, non profit management, educational leadership and health care administration
  • A highly individualized curriculum with evening and online classes to accommodate professionals’ schedules
  • Affordable tuition
  • Hands-on experience in public policy and regulatory matters; non profit management, educational leadership and health care administration.