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Is NASPAA Accreditation Important?

The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) exists to uphold top-tier standards in training and education for public servants, and it also manages a peer-review quality assurance process for graduate programs related to public policy and administration. But is the...

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MPA vs MBA infographic

No matter the industry in which you plan to pursue employment, investing in a master’s degree can help you rise to the top of your organization. But not all master’s degrees are created equal.

For emerging leaders, the choice between a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Publ...

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Understanding the Importance of Public Administration

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Imagine a town that wants to improve access to its public buildings. Theoretically, the citizens of the town could appeal to their elected officials for the change and maybe vote on a ballot measure. Once that measure has passed, officials co...

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Public Technology for the Greater Good

It should come as no surprise that over 80 percent of adults in the United States use the internet.1 In fact, over half the world’s population owns a smartphone—a technology that relies exclusively on broadband for many of its primary functions.2 So, with...

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Find the blueprint to better administrations with an MPA.

It’s no secret. The public’s confidence in the government is on the decline. In fact, a stifling 76 percent of citizens believe that political corruption is a critical problem facing us today. According to Kent State University professor...

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A Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree helps prepare administrative professionals for advanced positions within the public sector, government and nonprofit organizations. Explore the infographic below to learn how an MPA can help pave the way to more senior job opportunities.

pave your way with an MPA

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The Department of Political Science would like to welcome our newest assistant professor, Ashley Nickels, who will teach in the Kent State University Master’s in Public Administration program. In May, Nickels will graduate with a Ph.D. In public policy and administration, with a specialization in...

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What is social responsibility, and how can it lead to careers in public administration?

The paths of those who have arrived in public administration careers are varied and sometimes unpredictable. Often, the professionals who serve the public best are the ones who never necessarily saw themselve...

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Although not widely discussed, corrupt public figures in the U.S. presents a huge problem.

Public corruption isn’t a topic that’s widely discussed, but at the same time it’s a subject that should be important to every American. The effects of corruption are as far reaching as they are damagi...

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Read more about how getting your MPA can propel you into a career fighting corruption in the public sector.

Fighting public sector corruption

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