| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | Master of Public Administration & Policy
The Master of Public Administration & Policy (MPAP) is offered to students interested in careers in public service. Specifically, this program was created for policy makers and analysts such as legislative aides, and municipal, regional and state policy and planning staff. Courses are offered in a blended format, combining face-to-face and online interaction to meet the scheduling needs of students. As part of a vibrant Urban Studies department, this program capitalizes on Worcester State University’s urban location and supports the development of public leaders for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.
The MPAP has an interdisciplinary core faculty drawn from many academic disciplines including Urban Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Management, and Criminal Justice.
A two-course Capstone component at the end of the program allows for real-life experience and a synthesis and evaluation of coursework.
The Master of Public Administration & Policy is a 12-course, 36-credit degree with the following curriculum:
Ten (10) Required Core Courses:
Two (2) Elective Courses Selected From: