The Evans School Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a nationally ranked program designed to equip students with essential skills needed to enter careers in government and the nonprofit sector. Students acquire the knowledge, technical skills, and political acumen required for effective leadership in public service through a curriculum that equally emphasizes policy analysis, strategy, management, and organizational operations. Our proven impact on a wide range of policy issues emerges from a cross-disciplinary approach by our renowned faculty. Evans School graduates are prepared to both craft and implement policy that brings real impact to our communities, our country, and our world. 

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Each student in the Evans School MPA program takes electives across an array of policy and skill areas that build on the core curriculum to strengthen the foundations of his or her career in public service.

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Areas of Concentration (and 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings)