Our Program

A view of campus landscaping and waterway at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. A view of campus landscaping and waterway at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.
Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the University of Miami. Click here to download our program brochure.

What We Have To Offer

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program seeks to provide the highest quality graduate education for current and prospective students in all three arenas of public service: government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private vendors. The program strives to achieve local, state and national prominence through a contemporary curriculum, innovative instruction, scholarly and applied research, and service to key stakeholders. Program activities are designed to develop and enhance technical, ethical and leadership competencies. Our program consists of five core faculty members and more than a dozen other regular, adjunct or part-time faculty within the University of Miami Department of Political Science.

The University of Miami, situated in one of the most cosmopolitan parts of the country, offers a unique opportunity for the study of public administration. The University of Miami (UM) is advantageously located in Miami-Dade County, the first in the U.S. to adopt two-tier metropolitan government, providing an ideal urban laboratory for the study of government organization and consolidation. As the “Gateway to Latin America,” Miami also exposes students to a dynamic international environment. It has a rich multi-cultural heritage and a diverse business, trade and financial community. This international metropolitan area is growing as the sunbelt state continues to offer opportunities for public service employment and career advancement.

The MPA degree provides career opportunities in local, state and federal government as well as the nonprofit and private sectors. For several decades the Department of Political Science has supplied South Florida with leaders through it's Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. Much of this experience now serves the MPA program in the form of internships and enhanced employment opportunities. There is a growing demand in South Florida and elsewhere for skills developed in the MPA program such as: budgeting, manpower management, program planning, health care, and even international management. Graduates from our MPA program now occupy numerous leadership positions in local, state, and national government and other sectors.

Please click here to download the program brochure.