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John S. Watson School of Public Service

The John S. Watson School of Public Service currently offers undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on public service that are designed for working adults interested in professional and personal growth.  

Undergraduate programs prepare students for career change, advanced study at the graduate level and professional growth and include the Associate in Arts in Human Services, the Bachelor of Science in Human Services and the Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Graduate programs prepare students for leadership roles in a wide variety of public service settings in governmental, nonprofit and corporate sectors.

The Master of Public Service Leadership degree program is designed to develop the next generation of leaders for nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations and local, state and federal government. The program gives students an applied experience that provides an opportunity to learn and grow and to apply what they learn to their actual work environments.

The School also offers seven areas of study focusing on public service professions that are part of the Master of Science in Management degree program.

The Master of Science in Homeland Security prepares working professionals to become leaders in security and preparedness. 

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"Our programs prepare professionals for leadership roles in a wide variety of public service settings, build capacity and provide state-of-the-art blended learning opportunities for adult learners in public service related professions."

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Graduate Programs focusing on Public Service

What Can You Do With a Master's Degree in Public Service Leadership?

Dr. Joseph Youngblood discusses graduate programs at Thomas Edison State University focused on public service sector.

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