A student studying in class TAILOR THE MA TO YOUR CAREER GOALS - Specialize in criminal justice administration, planning and regional development, human services administration, human resources management, local government management, or international development administration.

Learn more about the MA in Public Affairs program, including course information and how to apply.

This Public Affairs Program is Oriented Toward Practitioners

We assume that you seek a degree that would facilitate entrance into, or promotion within, the public or private sector. It is also viewed primarily as a terminal degree. After completion, graduates possess the needed background and skills to assume positions as public administrators at local, state, national, and international levels.

Your IUP interdisciplinary graduate degree in public affairs will differentiate you as a critical thinker and skilled analyst of political trends and management techniques. The broad base of knowledge that you acquire will give you an advantage as you seek employment in government, education, business, or interest groups.

Benefits of the MA in Public Affairs Program

  • Schedule evening classes to accommodate your work schedule.
  • Develop a core competence in methodology, and then choose from among six interdisciplinary specializations to further focus your career aspirations:
    • Criminal justice administration
    • Planning and regional development
    • Human services administration
    • Human resources management
    • Local government management
    • International development administration
  • Earn academic credit while working with a mentor in the workforce who will help you develop a meaningful internship within your field.