Lucas Martsolf, a 2010 graduate of the MA in Public Affairs program at IUP MANAGING LOCAL GOVERNMENT - Lucas Martsolf '10, MA in Public Affairs, serves as the chief administrative officer responsible for the operation of the Antis Township government in Blair County, Pennsylvania. "IUP offers a first class education at a tremendous value," he said.

Prepare for Leadership in Government and Community Services

The intense concentration of your graduate degree will guide you through foundational topics, including planning and regional development and the administration and management of large local or federal governmental agencies and private sector groups with political clout.


With an MA in Public Affairs, you may continue to a doctoral program or seek employment in a variety of arenas:

  • Criminal justice administration
  • Planning and regional development
  • Human services administration
  • Human resources management
  • Local government management
  • International development administration