Master of Public Affairs

A Master of Public Affairs (MPA[1] or MPAff[2]) is a professional graduate degree that provides training in public policy and the operation of government. Courses required for this degree educate students in public and non-profit management, policy analysis, and applied technology. The degree is commonly applied to international and domestic policy careers. Many master of public affairs degrees are similar to a Master of Public Policy degree, whereas others fall closer to a Master of Public Administration degree. It is one of one of several public affairs degrees and has historically been a terminal degree.


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