Graduate Programs

Public and Nonprofit Administration (PNA) offers interdisciplinary graduate degree programs that prepare practitioners for the leadership and management of public and nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to meet the diverse needs of the community, state and region by preparing effective practitioners and contributing to the growing body of knowledge related to public and nonprofit management.

Graduate degrees with the Lubar School of Business and the College of Letters & Science:

Graduate degree with the Lubar School of Business, the College of Letters & Science, and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning:

Certification offered:

Current department faculty teaching strengths and research interests encompass many areas of public and nonprofit administration, including …

  • organization theory and behavior,
  • governance and executive leadership,
  • human resources,
  • public policy,
  • program evaluation,
  • resource development,
  • international NGOs,
  • public relations, and
  • nonprofit advocacy.

Affiliated and adjunct faculty are seasoned practitioners with expertise in areas such as municipal management, intergovernmental relations, risk analysis, nonprofit law, and fundraising.