Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in Public and Nonprofit Management prepare students for a range of careers in public service. The interdisciplinary program equips students with skills in management, policy analysis and an understanding of the core values of the public and nonprofit sectors.

Our graduates work in local, state or federal governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, think tanks and academia. As a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the program provides students with the most relevant skills and knowledge of professional standards for public administrators.

The Public and Nonprofit Management program also supports the broader community through professional and leadership training, policy and management analysis services and academic research. The program is home to the Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA), a top-ranked peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Public Administration that publishes research on human resource management and administration in public organizations. Dr. Paul Battaglio, associate professor of public affairs, serves as co-editor-in-chief of Public Administration Review (PAR), a leading journal in public administration research, theory and practice.

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Christopher Horton BS’93

My advice to any student is to network, network, network.