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Master of Public Service Leadership

Let's Talk with Ann Prime-Monaghan

Watch Ann Prime-Monaghan, assistant dean in the Watson School of Public Service, discuss the Master of Public Service Leadership degree program.

The Master of Public Service Leadership 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 36-credit program is offered entirely online and meets the accelerating demand for education and careers in public service, a broadly defined sector that includes government agencies as well as nonprofit, philanthropic and non-governmental organizations.

The program has been developed in alignment with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) standards for accreditation. Students will have the option of selecting one of the following areas of study, including:

The program has a competency-based curriculum focusing on advancing the knowledge, research and practice of public affairs that emphasizes theory, research and application. The program gives students an applied experience that provides an opportunity to apply what they learn to their actual work environments.

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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