Ma Public Administration


At the end of the 2-year program, students will have acquired a strong body of expertise, both in content and in computational skills, to solve challenging problems in digital societies thoughtfully and responsibly. More specifically, graduates program will be able to:

Describe approaches to and context of public sector leadership

Demonstrate proficiency in executing administrative functions and motivating people

Value people and display effective leadership qualities

Explain various policy frameworks, the policy process, and democratic systems

Analyze policy problems; conduct and evaluate policy research

Demonstrate an appreciation for how the past and present affects policy development and direction as well as the importance of including people affected by policy to participate in the process

Describe the scientific method/evidence-based methods and identify reliable data sources to inform decision making

Employ appropriate qualitative or quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies to aid in decision making or problem solving

Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry that values diverse perspectives, reflection, and transparency

Define the role of the public sector in creating public value

Explain how the reconciliation of competing values, expectations, and goals build public trust and strengthen individual and institutional relationships

Practice the values of fairness, justice, equity, responsiveness, empathy, and co-creation

Recognize bias and the ways privilege and power have shaped public sector institutions and outcomes

Incorporates various communication tools and strategies (e.g., written reports, social media, oral presentations) that are appropriate to the context and audience in the management of public service organizations

Demonstrate curiosity about and respect for individual and group differences; seek to engage diverse perspectives.