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By: Khaldoun AbouAssi, Associate Professor with the American University Department of Public Administration and Policy The world is in the midst of an unprecedented refugee crisis. As of mid-2022, 32 million people had fled their home countries to find safety in another, according to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees. More than 6 million are […]

If you’ve got what it takes to get into public administration, then clearly you’re not one to back down from a challenge. Hunting for the right university for your MPA degree isn’t a very big lift compared to some of the big tasks you’re likely to take on over the course of your career, but […]

Though not widely known except in some circles, the MPA is a professional degree that is more than first meets the eye. Mistakenly seen by many as an academic graduate degree, it is actually one that is applied in professional work. The flexibility of the degree and its application to various opportunities in the global […]

How Effectively Do Public Administration Schools Use #SocialMedia? As the popularity of social media grows, more college students are using these platforms to connect with their schools both before and during their enrollment. It’s important for schools to keep up with the most popular platforms in order to meet students where they are and help […]

Public administration has long been a popular career choice for aspiring professionals. Working in public administration means usually that you will work in the local, state or federal government, or possibly for some type of nonprofit organization. Working for these types of entities means that you have the chance to make a difference in people’s […]

Estimates are that the healthcare industry generated 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the healthcare industry generated 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018. SEE ALSO: Online MPA Options In addition to new jobs being created, workforce […]

How Social Media is Being Used by the Government April 20, 2007 – U.S. senator Barack Obama sends his first tweet: “Thinking we’re only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq” A little premature and optimistic, but government leaders and agencies are increasingly harnessing the powers of social media to both connect with […]

The deadline for the Master of Public Administration program at San Diego State University is approaching. The MPA degree at SDSU is recognized as a highly desirable MPA degree that is highly flexible and whose credits are easy to transfer to other universities. In 2012, US News and World Report ranked the MPA program at […]

This month, Valdosta State University presented the 2013 Loyce Turner Outstanding Public Service Award to Sementha Mathews. Every year, the VSU Public Administration Advisory Committee gives the award to someone in the community who provides excellent service to the public. This year’s winner is the public information officer for the town of Valdosta, VA. There […]

After you get your bachelor’s degree, you will need to decide if you want to go to graduate school. One of the common decisions is whether to earn an MPA or an MBA. The MBA mostly focuses on developing your business administration and management skills. An MPA will focus more on public sector and nonprofit […]