Preparing Tomorrows Public and Non-Profit Leaders

Mission Statement

The mission of the UMass Lowell Public Administration Program is to prepare students for successful careers in the public and non-profit sectors through the development of managerial, communication, and analytical skills, and through learning experiences that emphasize the values and ethics of public service.  Reflecting the University’s mission of service to the Commonwealth and the region, the program also seeks to respond to needs of public agencies and community-serving institutions for a diverse and well-trained workforce.

Programs of Study

The UMass Lowell Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration program is an interdisciplinary graduate program that provides students with a focused and practical arsenal of skills and knowledge. The MPA program promotes professional success in three specific sectors – justice administration, public humanities and the arts, and human service management. 

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UMass Lowell's online Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and Leadership

In the Public Administration Certificate program, you will develop the communication, analytical and management skills you need to lead with confidence. This program places a special emphasis on regional and state government, preparing you to analyze social problems and tackle community issues at a local level.

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