The Master of Arts in Public Management combines rigorous academics and strategic skills, challenging students to apply the latest theory, scientific findings, and new management methods to help solve real-world governance and policy issues.
MA in Public Management
|Format||Online and Onsite (Washington, D.C.)|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring, and Summer|
|Degree Requirements||12 courses|
|Length of Program||16 – 24 months|
|Tuition||$4,234.33* per course.
*Final rates pending approval of the Board of Trustees.
At a time when governments and nonprofits at all levels are expected to do more with less, good management is essential. The Johns Hopkins MA in Public Management will empower you to be strategic, but will also provide you with the fundamentals of public management: policy analysis and evaluation, financial management, economics and fiscal policy, and public policy and administration. This innovative degree recognizes that governmental and nonprofit sectors share common ground—and common goals. The MA in Public Management prepares emerging leaders like you to face those complex challenges.
We designed the curriculum for working professionals in the government and nonprofit sector, allowing you to take courses at a full- or part-time pace. For the degree, you’ll complete 12 courses, including a capstone project that gives you a chance to address a practical, real-world challenge using the skills and knowledge you’ve gained throughout your studies. You’ll have to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; use key process skills such as project management; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting on data.
The MA in Public Management offers an exciting educational experience that you’ll be able to apply directly to work in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors. Some of our recent graduates have taken positions with the White House, Treasury Department, Defense Department, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, the Office of the Governor of Delaware, Pew Charitable Trusts, the U.S. House of Representatives, the United States Armed Forces, the Office of the President of Afghanistan, the Embassy of Ecuador, among many others.
The Public Management program is endorsed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). The MA in Public Management is listed as one of the top public affairs programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, as the 2nd in the top 50 Best Online Master in Public Administration Programs by OnlineMasters.com, and as the 4th best online public administration program by bestcolleges.com.
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