TAMPA, Fla., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Master of Public Administration (MPA) can dramatically increase the marketability of professionals committed to public service. However, as with all post-graduate degrees, not all programs are created equally.
U.S. News University Directory has made finding the right public administration program easier for students, providing the latest information in one convenient, online location. This is especially beneficial in public administration, a diverse field with a wealth of specializations. Thanks to U.S. News University Directory, sifting through all the options is now easier than ever for motivated professionals with excellent leadership skills and a passion for creating and implementing public policy.
"Serving the public good is both a privilege and a calling. Our society will always need smart, caring people in these roles," said Matthew Speer, Director of Sales and Marketing for U.S. News University Connection. "That's why it makes sense for us to provide talented candidates with the information they need to make informed decisions on how best to continue their education."
The right MPA program can lead to lucrative careers in government, non-profits and academia. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites a number of professions that favor MPA graduates. For example, healthcare management and regional/urban planning are two fields growing at a rate faster than the national average for all occupations. As of May 2010, the median annual salary for the former was $84,270, and $63,040 for the latter.
MPA programs can usually be completed in two years of full-time study.
U.S. News University Directory is continually updating and expanding the list of job sectors for which it offers news, general career information and accredited schools and programs. It is also home to the Best Colleges and Best Graduate Schools rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
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U.S. News University Directory provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 1,900 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983. Prospective students can search America's best colleges and America's best graduate schools offering associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's and MBA degrees, doctoral and PhD degrees, and certificate programs. And because U.S. News is the leading ranking resource for anyone seeking an on-campus or online degree, students who use the directory can be confident that they are getting the best education advice and information available.
Matthew Speer, Director, Sales and Marketing
U.S. News University Connection
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