The Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) is offered through IU’s O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). At a high level, it prepares you to use information to develop solutions to complex problems. You’ll choose at least one specialized area of concentration. Concentrations include:
- Economic development
- Environmental policy and natural resource management
- Health policy
- Information systems
- International development
- Local government management
- Nonprofit management
- Policy analysis
- Public financial administration
- Public management
- Sustainability and sustainable development
The pairing of these degrees will prepare you to use information for the public good in a variety of settings, including nonprofits, governments, libraries, archives, and businesses.
With this pairing, you’ll train to find, organize, and share information in meaningful ways while becoming an expert in using information to address societal issues.