Feb 21, 2024
Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Coordinator: Cynthia Conrad, Ph. D.
The general purpose of the master of public administration degree is the training of men and women at the graduate level for public service careers. Specifically, the program strives to:
- equip students with modern analytic and quantitative tools of decision making and their application to complex problems of government and nonprofit organizations;
- expose students to the wide range of administrative and managerial problems and responsibilities in the public sector; and
- increase the student's knowledge and skills in the particular management functions of budgeting, planning, public policy formulation, public finance, public personnel administration, and collective bargaining.
The Department of Public Management in the College of Business hosts a chapter of the Public Administration Honorary Society (Pi Alpha Alpha). The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration awarded the chapter to the university in 2003 after a rigorous examination of the quality of UNH's Public Administration program.
The program requires 42 graduate credits for the M.P.A. degree.
Concentration in Long-Term Health Care
This program is approved by the Department of Health Services, State of Connecticut, as a course of study in long-term health care. Students who complete the concentration are eligible to take the state licensing examination for long-term care administration, preparing individuals for participation in this area of expanding opportunities for health care practitioners.
In the following sequence, HCAD 6646 must be taken before or concurrently with HCAD 6681 or HCAD 6683; HCAD 6682 must be taken after HCAD 6681 and HCAD 6646. No waivers, substitutions, or transfer credits are permitted in this concentration.
There are two options for the concentration in long-term care. Please contact the program coordinator prior to selecting an option as the State of Connecticut has different requirements for each.
This option consists of 15 concentration credits and 42 total program credits.
This option consists of 18 concentration credits and 45 total program credits.