The LMU Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is designed for those who wish to pursue leadership roles in the ever-expanding field of public service. Earning a master’s degree in public administration opens the doors to a wide range of public service careers, including government administration, community or nonprofit management, and government relations. This 36-39 credit hour program (depending on student’s selected concentration) provides tracks in General Public Administration, Government Relations and Advocacy, and Conflict Management. MPA graduates may work in government agencies creating policy, overseeing agencies, or analyzing efficiencies. Those who work in community agencies may work for social welfare organizations or large health care organizations such as hospital systems, managing budgets or analyzing efficiencies. In the private sector, MPA graduates hold consulting positions or work assisting companies in understanding policy making and management strategies.