Master of Public Affairs Program

Description of the video:

When I started the City of Chicago Mayoral Fellowship, and when people heard the Indiana University name it automatically impressed a lot of my peers. I presented, and emphasized, the fact that I had these professional skill sets that the MPA from IUN and SPEA had given me. So students can come from a variety of backgrounds, and still kind of choose a track that works best for their career.
Also, as part of their regular coursework, they have the opportunity to interact with local organizations.
So they allowed me to bring into the classroom, where I was getting the formal hard skills plus the theory, practical living experiences, that I was experiencing while I was the clerk treasurer of Highland.
Many of our students, they're enrolled in the NPA because they need a masters degree to move up in their organization, so it can help them career wise, to move up and advance that way. This is a very reputable program, with some awesome faculty members. So I think that from here the sky's the limit

The MPA program offers students to focus on specific areas of interest within the public sector:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Services Administration
  • Public Management
  • Non-Profit Managment

The program accomplishes its mission through:

A fully qualified faculty:

  • whose responsibilities are teaching, research, and service
  • who, as committed teachers, take responsibility for enhancing student learning
  • who pursue research that contributes to the expansion of knowledge, enlivens their teaching, and gives form to their service to the community.

A fully accredited program:

  • which is designed to produce professionals capable of intelligent, creative analysis and communication, and action in public service organizations
  • which focuses primarily in the areas of criminal justice, health services administration, human services administration, and public management.

A commitment to the improvement of public service:

  • through involvement in the region's continuing dialogue regarding its economic, social, and political future
  • faculty research and expertise
  • university/community projects.
  • A regular evaluation and monitoring of the program to meet the constantly changing needs of public and other organizations.

If you can see yourself earning a Master’s degree from Indiana University, enroll today.

For Admission, contact: Dawn Samson
Master in Public Affairs: 219-981-5668

For more information, visit the School of Public and Environmental Affairs page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.