Degrees Offered: MA
The master of arts in public management combines rigorous academics and strategic skills, challenging students to apply the latest theory, scientific findings, and new management methods to help solve real-world governance and policy issues.
At a time when governments and nonprofits at all levels are expected to do more with less, good management is essential. The Johns Hopkins MA in public management will empower you to be strategic, but will also provide you with the fundamentals of public management: policy analysis and evaluation, financial management, economics and fiscal policy, and public policy and administration. This innovative degree recognizes that governmental and nonprofit sectors share common ground—and common goals. The MA in public management prepares emerging leaders like you to face those complex challenges.
We designed the curriculum for working professionals in the government and nonprofit sector, allowing you to take courses at a full- or part-time pace. For the degree, you’ll complete 12 courses, including a capstone project that gives you a chance to address a practical, real-world challenge using the skills and knowledge you’ve gained throughout your studies. You’ll have to get up to speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; use key process skills such as project management; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting on data.
The MA in public management offers an exciting educational experience that you’ll be able to apply directly to work in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.
Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.
All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.