Overview

Preparing strong public servants 
to help lead social change.

Preparing strong public servants
to help lead social change.

Master of Public Administration Overview

Adler University’s professionally oriented Master of Public Administration program is designed to prepare graduates as strong public servants and leaders who can advance positive social change in government and the nonprofit sector.

This master’s degree is ideal for professionals aspiring to leadership in public service administration, management, advocacy, or research in public service professions. It will prepare you with core knowledge and skills in public administration, financing, organizational leadership, ethics, economic analysis, policy development, and research and evaluation methods—all necessary for advancing effective leadership and advocacy in the public arena.

Our Master of Public Administration program prepares you for the ever-growing range of opportunities in public service administration that are addressing two of society’s greatest contemporary issues: criminal justice reform and community health and sustainability.

Career options include positions such as municipal manager or director, program administrator, community organizer, or program evaluator. Opportunities are with national, state, and local governments; research centers; consulting firms; community action groups; and NGOs and directservice providers in the United States and around the world. This program is designed for careers in research and analysis, public program development and evaluation, policy implementation, community or economic development, organizational leadership, administration, and management at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Criminal Justice

Our Criminal Justice concentration provides unique knowledge and training for addressing criminal behavior through collaborative efforts between the community, mental health services and the criminal justice system and solutions grounded in empirical findings. This academically challenging program prepares you for leadership roles in crime control and prevention, rehabilitation and re-entry services for the formerly incarcerated, research, and program evaluation.