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Public Policy and Administration

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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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Master of Public Administration

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.

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Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration

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.

Faculty Applicants

Seeking applicants to join our faculty team, beginning Fall 2014. We are accepting applications to fill one Assistant Professor position. Refer to search #SS-0014-13.

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