Education for Public Service
Public affairs degrees prepare students to lead organizations and analyze public policies. The classes are intellectually challenging with a blend of theory and practice. Students become aware of administrative structures, political dynamics, economic principles, and contemporary policy issues. Practical skills are taught in such areas as budgeting, written and oral communications, and quantitative analysis. Students may explore their interests through specializations and a wide range of elective courses.
The School offers the following degrees:
- Master of Public Administration, including the Executive MPA
- Master of Science in Education: Higher Education
- Master of Science in Education: K-12 Educational Leadership
- Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs
For professionals who do not require an academic degree, certificate programs provide applied knowledge tailored for particular organizations and administrators.
Enriching opportunities add value to the educational experience of public affairs students. There are student clubs, honor society memberships, fellowships, internships, and study abroad possibilities in Europe and the Americas. The College's facilities include a comprehensive athletic facility, helpful writing center, and an award-winning library. A full complement of skilled advisors are available to assist with course scheduling and to help students make professional connections.