Public and Nonprofit Administration

UWM's Public and Nonprofit Administration programs prepare practitioners for the leadership and management of public and nonprofit organizations.

We offer four different graduate degrees and one graduate-level certificate:

  • Masters in Public Administration (MPA) - joint degree with the College of Letters & Science and the Lubar School of Business
  • Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - joint degree with the College Letters & Science and the Lubar School of Business
  • Masters in Public Administration/Masters in Urban Planning - joint degree between the College Letters & Science, the Lubar School of Business, and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Masters in Public Administration/Masters in Criminal Justice - joint degree between the College Letters & Science, the Lubar School of Business, and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
  • Graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management - joint offering between the College of Letters & Science and the Lubar School of Business

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
  • nonprofit advocacy

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