Public Policy and Administration
The Department of Public Policy and Administration is engaged in graduate level education in public policy and administration and a range of research and training activities.
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The MPA degree offered through the Department of Public Policy and Administration is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NSPPAA, formerly known as NASPAA). This program is one of only nine programs accredited by NSPPAA in Idaho, surrounding states, and the Northwest, including Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming. Please visit the NASPAA website to view data on accredited Programs.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration will prepare students for a variety of career choices including administration in public and nonprofit organizations; policy research in natural resource, environmental and other areas of public policy. The doctorate builds on a nationally accredited master’s degree program in public administration. Download the flier for the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration Degree.
The undergraduate 12-credit Dispute Resolution Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in mediation and interpersonal conflict management.
The graduate-level 12-credit Conflict Management Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in interpersonal conflict management, group and intercultural conflict management, negotiation, and mediation.
Public Affairs Report
Sep 18 2014
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD: Jess Byrne ’99, ’04 Passionate about his alma mater, Jess Byrne
Sep 12 2014
John Freemuth, professor of public policy and administration, will take part in the celebration of
Sep 12 2014
Jim Weatherby Emeritus Faculty member of Boise State University was mentioned by Betsy in The Spokesman-Review