The Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) is offered by the School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Clark University. This degree program is ideal for students who have a commitment to public service and are seeking a career in a non-profit organization or a position with federal, state, or local government. The 12 unit/course degree provides skills required for leadership roles in a wide range of public service careers. The Master of Public Administration at Clark equips students with a solid academic foundation and training in research methods, public management, and public affairs. Students gain knowledge and can implement policies, projects, and programs within government and non-profit organizations. A graduate of this program will be able to address public needs in effective and imaginative ways so they may lead a career of consequence for their constituents.