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Public Administration, MPA

UMass Boston's MPA program imparts the skills and insight you need to effectively lead and manage public programs. We teach the essentials in budgeting and finance, economics, ethics, organizational behavior, politics, and statistics. Graduates go on to become leaders in government, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks our MPA program as #77 in the top 100 in the nation. We maintain strict NASPAA accreditation. We also offer a specialized Gender, Leadership, & Public Policy Track of the MPA program.

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