In 2017, there were more than five million people across the United States who worked in local government positions, excluding schools and hospitals, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The men and women who run the daily operations of your community—from office and administrative support personnel to police officers, healthcare practitioners, and community leaders—are public administration workers.
According to Professor Murray Widener, D.P.A, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Johnson & Wales University will train students to work in public sector organizations, opening doors to many of the offices located within the “local government” industry.
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“You want to look at the degree as a degree for individuals interested in supervisory roles or in upper levels of government and public organizations,” said Widener. “The MPA teaches you about the leadership and ethics of a public organization.”
A Degree Customized to Fit Your Needs
Students in the online MPA program at Johnson & Wales can select a concentration in either Nonprofit Management or Criminal Justice, giving them specialized skills needed to succeed in their desired industry. Students in this program will take a variety of courses including effective leadership, public personnel administration, and public policy analysis, among others.
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