Faculty members of the Public Administration department at The University of New Mexico conduct sophisticated research that integrates interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies to address managerial, ethical, and equity challenges in public and health institutions in a complex and diverse world. SPA offers up-to-date courses in the theory, application, and implementation of management principles for professionals working or planning to work in public and health systems. The wider community is effectively served by the School’s formal and informal collaboration with public and health organizations through student internships, shared pedagogical programs, and civic forums.
In 1969, the University of New Mexico, under the leadership of former President Ferrel Heady, established the Division of Public Administration. In 1992, the university reconstructed the division as the School of Public Administration (SPA).
The School of Public Administration has provided a solid academic foundation for students preparing to enter leadership and management positions in the public and non-profit sectors in the state of New Mexico and the nation for over 40 years.
Since 1969, approximately 1,600 individuals have received Master's degrees in Public Administration (MPA). Most continue to serve the public in federal, state, local, tribal and nonprofit agencies in managerial, policymaking and other leadership roles. The picture above and to the right is of our first graduating class in 1970.SPA is proud of the contributions to communities throughout New Mexico and looks forward to the future with confidence.
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- Public Management and Policy
- Institutional Development and Behavior
- Human Resources Management in the Public Sector
- Public Budgeting
- Research Methods I: Data Collection
- Research Methods II: Data Analysis*
- Program Evaluation
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Deadline passed, International
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DisciplinesPublic Administration View 503 other Masters in Public Administration in United States
- Letter of Intent (2-3 Pages)
- 3 Letters of Recommendation (provide recommenders' email addresses)
- Upload one unofficial transcript from EACH academic institution you have attended to your online application. Submit each official transcript to the Office of Admissions.
- Online Application Fee
International967 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 967 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
National286 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 286 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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