Master of Public Administration and Policy Resources

3 Ways a MPAP Benefits Your Career in Public Administration

Employers expect graduates of public administration and public policy programs to have the right combination of experience and skills. With in-depth study in policy analysis and public management...

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Finding a Job with a Masters in Public Administration and Policy

When you begin to search for public administration jobs after graduation, you may be surprised to find that less than half of graduates with a master of public administration and public policy end...

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5 Ways Public Service has Transformed International Development

All over the world, people are suffering in unimaginable ways. Public service organization USAID estimates that 53 million people worldwide are in desperate need of food assistance. This aid and...

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The Evolution of Public Policy

Public policy can change the future of almost anything, even great wars. The participation of the United States in World War I and World War II reflected a dramatic shift in U.S. public policy,...

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If You Want To Avoid Being Sued…

If you want to avoid being sued—and who doesn't—Legal Issues in Public Administration develops an applied understanding of how to manage public programs and to design and implement public policy...

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American University’s Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy Spearheads D.C. Health, Education, Labor & Development Policy Day

Currently in his fourth year at American University, Seth Gershenson, Assistant Professor for the online Master of Public Administration and Policy, organized the now annual Health Education Labor...

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Between Public Policy and Public Administration: The Relationship Matters More Than the Differences

As a young adult with a budding interest in political science and public issues, I was astounded to hear about people whose entire careers were dedicated to studying public management and...

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Why Public Service Matters and What It Means For You

This page contains excerpts from an article that Robert Durant, Professor Emeritus at American University, recently wrote for The Public Purpose Journal.

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American University’s School of Public Affairs Named a Top Institution

Washington D.C. (February 23, 2015) – American University’s School of Public Affairs has once again received top rankings by U.S. News & World Report, this year at No.12 for Best Graduate...

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