Indiana Wesleyan University’s Master of Public Affairs (MPA) is a 36-credit-hour program consisting of a 24-credit-hour common core plus a 12-credit-hour specialization. (IWU reserves the right to move students to another date, location, or online if less than eight students are registered for any specialization.) With a strong emphasis on social responsibility and civic engagement, the MPA program at IWU gives students the skills necessary to effectively and compassionately confront the challenges of today’s metropolitan environment and its diverse populations.
The MPA program prepares students to assume leadership and management roles in local, state and federal levels of government, and similar roles in community based nonprofit organizations. The curriculum emphasizes the skills necessary for ethical and efficient public management — including planning, policy analysis and decision-making — that best represents and promotes the public interest. The university reserves the right to modify the curriculum as necessary.