MPA Public & Nonprofit Administration
Students completing this concentration are most likely to be preparing for or advancing in careers as administrators in a public or nonprofit organization. Students take 24 credit hours of MPA elective courses that best serve their learning goals. Students with a strong interest in administration may select courses that feature the financial side of organizations (Financial Management, Fiscal Policy), management (Human Resources, Project Management, Ethics and Leadership), as well as important subjects such as Public Law.
We also offer a selection of courses on nonprofits, including Nonprofit Management and Grantwriting.
Many students in this concentration will also take a course or two on public policy.
“I am succeeding in my current position because of my education at Evergreen. I've always worked at nonprofit organizations and wanted to learn more about organizational management and community leadership. I was privileged to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in the MPA program and now work in public administration supporting nonprofit organizations and communities in need. It is the perfect combination of life, work, and education experience!” - Alumni Survey 2012