Public Administration

Creating the best public leaders in the world

UConn’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares students for a career as a leader in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Students learn how to address the evolving changes faced by public managers and develop critical analytic and management skills needed to succeed in public service careers.

Master Public Admin


Our nationally ranked MPA program provides students with a dynamic and integrated approach to the field of public management. The use of practical experiences and internships as learning tools combined with theory, analysis, and case studies in the classroom make our program job-relevant and intellectually challenging.

Problem-oriented courses prepare students for an important responsibility of public managers and policy makers — decision-making. The program develops the skills needed to diagnose problems, collect and analyze information, plan, choose among policy alternatives, communicate findings, implement programs, and manage change.

The program serves students with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. Our graduates work in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Alumni are employed in a wide variety of positions, such as budget analysts, human resource managers, program administrators, policy analysts, program evaluators, and survey researchers.

Master of
Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

Prepare for a career in public service. Develop critical analytic and management skills. Learn how to address the evolving challenges faced by public managers. Our 43 credit MPA program is the only NASPAA accredited MPA program in Connecticut. Learn more about MPA.

Fast-Track Program

Undergraduate Fast Track Program

If you are a current UConn undergraduate and have an interest in gaining the skills to work in public policy or management, the Fast-Track program could be an excellent match for you. You can complete up to half of the MPA program while you finish your undergraduate degree. Learn more. Learn more about our Fast-Track Program.

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