The MPA: Part 2, on coursework, field work, and certificates

If you’re on a public service career path, and looking at grad schools, you may have considered a Master of Public Affairs or Administration. What is an MPA, and how is it distinct from nonprofit management, MBA, and other grad degrees?

  • This episode, Part Two, is on coursework, field work, and certificates.
  • Find Part One, an overview of the degree and associated careers, here.
  • Find Part Three, on admissions and financial aid, here.

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  • Idealist Grad Fairs tour the United States every summer and fall, and feature nonprofit management, public affairs, social work and other public service degrees — and they’re touring the country all fall. See the schedule and sign up here on

  • Idealist Grad School Resource Center features an overview of the MPA degree, among others.

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