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Public Policy and Administration

Department of Public Policy and Administration
The Department of Public Policy and Administration is engaged in graduate level education in public policy and administration and a range of research and training activities.

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Master of Public Administration

The MPA degree offered through the Department of Public Policy and Administration is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NSPPAA, formerly known as NASPAA). This program is one of only nine programs accredited by NSPPAA in Idaho, surrounding states, and the Northwest, including Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming.


The Department of Public Policy and Administration has two graduate assistantships open to MPA students beginning in the Fall 2015 term. Interested students should complete the graduate assistantship application and send it to Twyla Perkins <twylaperkins@boisestate.edu> by 5p on July 21, 2015 for consideration. Please note that you must ‘update’ your application even if you’ve previously submitted an assistantship application. Only those materials sent to Ms. Perkins by the deadline will be considered for these open assistantships. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Greg Hill, Chair.

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Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration

The Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration will prepare students for a variety of career choices including administration in public and nonprofit organizations; policy research in natural resource, environmental and other areas of public policy. The doctorate builds on a nationally accredited master’s degree program in public administration. Download the flier for the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration Degree.


PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Fredericksen begins her sabbatical on July 1 and students with questions about the MPA should contact Dr. Hill during the fall semester

Announcements

The Department of Public Policy and Administration is pleased to announce that the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration was approved on August 19, 2014 by the Idaho State Board of Education. Dr. Fredericksen will coordinate the Nonprofit Administration certificate. The first cohort for this degree will begin in Fall 2015, and more information will be posted soon.

Want to Govern? Survey Says, Attend Policy School

Senior public officials in state and local government say graduate school prepared them for their current careers, according to a new Governing Exchange survey. Read more…
Governing The States and Localities, 7/24/14

Dispute Resolution

The undergraduate 12-credit Dispute Resolution Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in mediation and interpersonal conflict management.

Conflict Management

The graduate-level 12-credit Conflict Management Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in interpersonal conflict management, group and intercultural conflict management, negotiation, and mediation.