We prepare graduates to be effective leaders and managers in international development. Our alumni work in social change organizations, NGOs, non-profits and government agencies around the world.
Our student-centered program is for those longing to make a difference in confronting critical social problems including hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness.
Through hands-on, applied experience, practical tools and knowledge and with community support to thrive, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to combat these issues and to become a social change leader.
Within either the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or the MA in International Policy and Development (MAIPD) degree programs, students can choose one of the following seven optional concentrations:
Students have the unique opportunity to pursue a Peace Corps Master’s International MPA, completing two semesters of core classes on campus before embarking on their 27-month field experience with the Peace Corps.
We also offer a popular joint degree program in International Education Management and Public Administration.
We believe that gaining professional development experience during the course of your academic program is essential. Our students enjoy many unique opportunities to build their resume, expand their connections and advance their international career through our innovative real-world learning experiences.
Graduates pursue careers around the world in disaster relief, gender equality, education, environmental stewardship, and poverty alleviation. Our graduates are not bureaucrats, “paper pushers,” or administrators. They are people who lead and work for social change.