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The Crucial Role of Public Administrators in Shaping Resilient Communities

Thursday, January 25, 2024
In today's rapidly evolving world, the significance of public administrators has never been more pronounced — they play a key role in navigating the complex challenges that our communities face. From crisis management to resource allocation, the expertise of public administrators is truly indispensable. Read More
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MPA vs. MPH

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
If you are considering a master's degree, recognizing the similarities and differences between public service degree programs is crucial when weighing the opportunities. Some of the most recognized service degrees—the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master in Public Health (MPH)—focus on preparing students to take on leadership roles in public, private, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations, across a range of industries and fields. Despite the basic similarities, the curriculum delivered to students and the careers they are prepared for can vary greatly. These differences... Read More
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MPP vs. MPA / MPH

Thursday, December 8, 2022
If you are considering a master’s degree, recognizing the similarities and differences between public service degree programs is crucial when weighing the opportunities. Some of the most recognized service degrees – the Master in Public Policy (MPP), the Master in Public Administration (MPA), and the Master in Public Health (MPH) – focus on preparing students to take on leadership roles in public, private, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations, across a range of industries and fields. Despite the basic similarities, the curriculum delivered to students and the careers they are prepared for... Read More
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6 Skillsets for Advancing Your First Responder Career

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Beyond the specialized training that each first responder completes to learn how to respond to emergencies – like how to splint a leg, operate a firehose, or deescalate a tense situation – there are broader soft skills that they require to advance their careers and more effectively serve their organizations and communities. Carsey’s three graduate degrees offer those skills, and the School’s First Responders Education Award allows active first responders to save $5,000 on their tuition. Read More
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How Important Is Experiential Learning to Your Public Policy Education?

Monday, January 3, 2022
Experiential learning, when paired with a rigorous theoretical knowledge base, can help you get more value out of your graduate program, expand your professional network, and better prepare you for employment in your chosen field. This article summarizes some of the many advantages of experiential education and highlights how the Carsey School's graduate degrees incorporate numerous experiential learning opportunities. Read More
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5 Careers for Public Service Graduates

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
In the United States, 1.3 million charitable nonprofits play critical roles in feeding, sheltering, educating, and strengthening our nation’s communities. The need for these organizations – and the services they provide – grows on a daily basis. Fortunately, the number of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. continues to grow as well. Read More
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MPA vs. MPP: How Are They Different?

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
For undergraduates and working professionals, understanding the distinct differences and similarities within a public-service master’s degree program is essential. Perhaps the two most popular public service degrees – the Master in Public Policy and the Master of Public Administration – focus on preparing professionals to work in public service roles across different industries and career fields. Learn more on the differences and similarities in masters in public policy and public administration degrees in our article, MPA vs. MPP: How Are They Different? Read More