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Heflin Quoted in US News Article on MPA and MPP Degrees

February 29, 2024

US News & World Report

Colleen Heflin

Colleen Heflin

The master of public administration (M.P.A.) and the master of public policy (M.P.P.)—which trains policy analysts—are among the most commonly pursued professional graduate degrees offered in the U.S. by people aspiring to careers in federal or local governments, nongovernmental organizations, social enterprises and, increasingly, management consultancy and other private sector fields.

“Demand for our highly ranked M.P.A. program remains strong with increased student interest in certificates of advanced study,” says Colleen Heflin, associate dean, professor and chair of public administration and international affairs. “Particularly in the areas of data analytics for public policy, security studies, and conflict and collaboration, driven in part by current global challenges.”

Read more in the U.S. News & World Report article, “How to Decide Between Public Administration and Public Policy Master's Degrees.”

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