Academics / Concentrations

Public and Nonprofit Management

Gain tools to manage and lead

From grassroots contributions to global applications, acquire the skills and perspectives in demand by public and nonprofit organizations.

This concentration is only available for students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program.

Areas of Focus

  • Social and public policy
  • Leadership and management
  • Public administration
  • Community development
  • Ethical decision-making

Major Courses and Plans of Study

With the public and nonprofit management concentration, you will choose from a range of core courses tailored to you interests as well as taking a set of required degree courses.  A set of required degree courses are outlined in the MPA plan of study for this concentration.

Faculty Experts

Work with faculty whose academic backgrounds, fieldwork, and research are at the nexus of environmental policy and practice.

Kevin Kearns

Kevin Kearns

From thought leadership to practical experience, Kearns is a specialist in ethical leadership in public and nonprofit organizations.

George Dougherty

George Dougherty
Public Policy and Management Program Director; Assistant Professor

Dougherty brings extensive practical knowledge in issues of local government finance, court administration, and management.

Gary Hollibaugh

Gary Hollibaugh
Public Administration Program Director; Associate Professor

Hollibaugh focuses on American institutions in politics and leadership in public administration through theoretical and statistical analysis.