Public Policy and Administration

Public Policy and Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the most widely recognized educational degree focused on public and nonprofit management. Boise State University’s PhD Program in Public Policy and Administration is for students primarily interested in doing applied policy and administrative work.

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Degrees Offered

Boise State offers a PhD in Public Policy and Administration, as well as an MPA degree. For the MPA program, students must specialize in a selected area of public administration, completing 12 emphasis credits plus 3 credits of electives (selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor). The electives may include a research project.  Students may emphasize one of three tracks: (1) general public administration, (2) environmental, natural resource and energy policy and administration, or (3) state and local government policy and administration. The general emphasis allows students to construct their own specialty that serves their academic interests and career objectives.

PhD

PhD

MPA (General)

MPA (General)

Environmental Emphasis

Environmental Emphasis

State and Local Emphasis

State and Local Emphasis