Advantages to These Degrees

Master of Public Administration

Personal Growth and Career Enhancement

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the job market to expand between now and 2012 as the need grows for professionals in government and nonprofit organizations facing challenges of social and demographic changes, demands for public accountability, and increased calls for reinventing government. Whether you are interested in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or labor relations, the MPA provides the skills needed to succeed.

There are more than 50,000 nonprofit organizations in Illinois alone. That number will only rise as governments decrease spending and scope in social services and nonprofits are created to fill the void.

Labor Relations
Government agencies are currently in great need of trained specialists who can apply human resource and labor relations to the public sector. Many public agencies have their own personnel and labor relations offices with a need for employees trained in negotiations, grievance handling, personnel administration and contract administration. Unions desire people willing to provide organizing, leadership, and dispute resolution.

A Force in the Workplace
Our graduates hold executive, fiscal and administrative upper and middle management positions in local, state and federal agencies. They are also state-level legislators, police and fire chiefs, and directors of nonprofit organizations. Some students go on to earn advanced degrees – doctorates in public administration or public health, law degrees and more.