Division of Public Administration
NIU MPA Program
Imagine your future with an NIU MPA degree
Northern's MPA Graduates Pursue Careers in Public, Private, and Nonprofit Sectors.
The MPA program teaches skills that can be readily applied to a variety of work environments. NIU MPA graduates pursue careers in many employment sectors.
- Leads to fast track careers in the management of governmental and not-for-profit agencies.
- Excellent success in finding jobs. (For example, 2007 survey showed 100% success in obtaining full-time employment within six months of graduation).
- Strong alumni network that facilitates success in obtaining jobs.
- What MPA degree can do for you (slide show from NASPAA )
NIU's MPA program enjoys top ranking, long legacy
Graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report indicate NIU is one of the best universities in the country for city management and public finance with a focus on developing core competencies in budgeting and financial management, personnel management, decision making, communications, leadership, and teamwork.