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Have you thought of studying Civil Engineering in Russia?

Come study Civil engineering in Russia with Council for Foreign Education in Russia, the official International Education partner of leading Russian State Universities and Russian National Research State Universities.

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. The world of Civil Engineering is a world of creating things that others say can’t be created, making the structures that define our modern world.

Other than military engineering, civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline in the world, with a history that goes back over 4,000 years. The royal engineers of Pharaoh’s court devised the pyramids of Egypt as a final resting place for their king. Since then, civil engineers have created structures which have marveled the world; everything from the Great Wall of China, to the Colosseum in Italy, to the Taj Majal in India to the pyramid of Chichen Itza, Mexico. In fact, all seven of the Wonders of the World were designed and created by civil engineers.

Today’s civil engineers face the challenge of creating structures which at times seen to defy gravity, defy engineering science and even defy logic. Yet, these amazing structures are firmly based in scientific principle; seeming to bend scientific laws to meet the needs of the architect.

Founded in 1907 this faculty is one of the fastest growing in Russia.

Preparation of students is carried out by teachers of the faculty – academicians and corresponding members of Russian Academy of Sciences, Professors and Doctors of science. Each student has the opportunity to travel for training and practice in foreign universities.

Salient features of studying in Russia

  • Bilingual diploma: in Russian and English languages
  • Enhanced opportunities for career development
  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
  • Modern educational technologies
  • low Professor: student ratios
  • Common core in years 1 and 2 for all engineering students
  • Final choice of specialisation can be made at start of year 3
  • Research is integrated into learning
  • Practice and traineeships in leading Russian and foreign companies
  • Access to research and technological resources
  • Russian State Universities have a reputation for high quality research

constr Collage_Civil_Engineeringstudy BACHELORS in Civil Engineering in Russia

  1. Industrial and Civil Construction» (“Civil engineering”)
    The program is implemented the Department of “Technology, organization and economics of construction” Faculty of Civil Engineering with Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Finland).
  2. The construction of high-rise and long-span buildings and structures
    The program is implemented Faculty of Civil Engineering with Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Finland).
  3. Construction engineering (Department- Hydraulic engineering constructions)
  4. Construction engineering (Department- Civil engineering & Applied ecology)
  5. Construction engineering (Department- Structural Unit & Materials)
  6. Construction engineering (Department- renewable power sources and hydro-electric engineering)
  7. Environmental and Water Use
  8. Electrical and electrical power engineering
  9. Urban Construction and Management
  10. Hydraulic engineering
  11. Design of Buildings
  12. Design and construction
  13. Environmental Engineering
  14. Construction of unique buildings and structures
  15. Construction in northern climates
  16. The production and use of building materials, components and structures
  17. Industrial and Civil Construction (TSUAB)
  18. Highways and airports
  19. Design of Buildings
  20. Environmental safety of construction
  21. Maintenance of buildings and structures in northern climates
  22. Construction of the northern climatic conditions
  23. Underground facilities, bases and foundations
  24. Applied information technologies in architecture (TSUAB)
  25. Applied geographic information technologies (TSUAB)
  26. Plasma technologies in construction materials and building units’ production
  27. Urban construction and municipal engineering (TSUAB)
  28. Urban construction (TSUAB)
  29. Production of building materials and structures (TSUAB)
  30. Heat and gas supply and ventilation (TSUAB)
  31. Water supply and water disposal (TSUAB)
  32. Mechanization and automation of construction process (TSUAB)
  33. Expert evaluation and property management / Assessment and management of real estate (TSUAB)
  34. Automobile roads / Highways (TSUAB)
  35. Automobile roads, bridges and tunnels (TSUAB)
  36. Housing and utility complex (TSUAB)
  37. Budgeting in construction (TSUAB)

study MASTERS in Civil Engineering in Russia

  1. Masters degree in Civil Engineering in English
  2. Organization and management of investment and construction projects
    The program is implemented by Faculty of Civil Engineering with Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Finland).
  3. Automated design of buildings
    The program is implemented by Faculty of Civil Engineering with Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Finland).
  4. Design and construction of hydropower facilities and installations of renewable energy
  5. Landscape zoning of the territory
  6. Environmental protection through Enngineering
  7. Organization and management of investment and construction projects
    The program is implemented by Faculty of Civil Engineering with Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Finland).
  8. Automated design of buildings
    The program is implemented by Faculty of Civil Engineering with Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Finland).
  9. Safety of Technosphere
  10. Construction engineering
    1. River and Underground hydraulic engineering constructions
    2. Marine hydraulic engineering constructions and navigation
    3. Theory and design of buildings and constructions
    4. Construction of landscape architecture objects
    5. Technical maintenance and reconstruction of buildings and constructions
    6. Theory and practice of organizational
    7.  Computer-aided design of buildings and structures
    8. Engineering systems for buildings and structures
  11. Environmental and Water Use
  12. Marine hydraulic structures and facilities waterways
  13. River Engineering Construction
  14. Design, construction engineering, management and expert examination of real estate in power engineering and hydraulic construction
  15. Theory and design of buildings
  16. Organization and management of investment and construction projects
  17. Theory and computer simulation techniques in the calculation of structures
  18. Construction of objects of landscape architecture
  19. Technical operation and reconstruction of buildings
  20. Computer-aided design of buildings and structures
  21. Engineering systems of buildings and structures
  22. Theory and computer simulation techniques in structural calculations
  23. Design and construction of power industry objects and renewable hydro energy sources installations
  24. Development of construction design and calculation methods of metal and wooden structures of buildings (TSUAB)
  25. Reinforced concrete structures of buildings under dynamic loads design (TSUAB)
  26. Reconstruction of buildings and structures (TSUAB)
  27. Comprehensive experimental research of aerodynamics and heat transfer parameters of buildings and structures (TSUAB)
  28. Theory and methods of concrete works in winter conditions (TSUAB)
  29. Technology of building materials and constructions (TSUAB)
  30. Entrepreneurship and management in construction industry (TSUAB)
  31. Foundations of buildings in complex geological engineering conditions (TSUAB)
  32. Management of investment projects and land-property complexes (TSUAB)
  33. Design, construction and maintenance of automobile roads (TSUAB)
  34. Water supply of cities and industrial enterprises (TSUAB)
  35. Heat supply of residential and public buildings (TSUAB)
  36. Systems of building micro-climate provision (TSUAB)
  37. Theory of building internal climate and building envelopes (TSUAB)
  38. Low-rise wooden architecture (TSUAB)
  39. Industrial safety of construction systems (TSUAB)
  40. Comprehensive mechanisation of construction process (TSUAB)
  41. Artificial transport structures, their construction and maintenance (TSUAB)
  42. Plasma technologies in construction (TSUAB)

SPECIALIST of Civil Engineering in Russia

  1. Construction of buildings thermal and nuclear power


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Research at the Faculty of concentrate in the following areas:

  • Expert information technologies in the energy sector – the department  of Renewable energy and hydro power and Civil Engineering and Applied Ecology
  • Computer-aided design of hydropower facilities and installations of renewable energy – the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Ecology and Department of Construction structures and materials
  • Theory and design of buildings and structures – Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Ecology
  • Modeling and design of hydro – Department of Hydraulic engineering
  • Hydrodynamics and heat transfer in fusion devices – Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Ecology and Department of Water and Landscape Construction
  • Heat and mass transfer in natural environments and in technical devices – Department of Hydraulics
  • Geotechnical support for the reconstruction of buildings and structures – Department of Underground facilities, bases and foundations
  • Environmental monitoring and control framework  hydro-energy systems – Department of Renewable energy and hydro power and Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Ecology
  • Rational design of transport systems of cities – the Department of Hydraulic engineering
  • Development of methods and algorithms for solving problems in mechanics of deformable systems – Department of Strength of Materials and Department of Structural Mechanics and Theory of elasticity
  • Scientific basis for the formation of natural-technical systems in the Energy and Water Management – Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Ecology and Department of Water and Landscape Construction
  • Physical and technical methods of monitoring the environment – Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Ecology
  • Protection of the environment during the construction and operation of port facilities and offshore – the Department of Hydraulic engineering and Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Ecology
  • The theory of plasticity and the study of elastoplastic deformation of materials and structures – the Department of Construction structures and materials, Department of Structural mechanics and the theory of elasticity and Department of Strength of Materials

Civil Engineering Faculty imparts postgraduate education in the form of post-graduate, doctoral and internship in the following specialties:

  • Nuclear and power plants, including the design, operation and decommissioning
  • Industrial power
  • Thermal power plants, their power systems and units
  • Safety in Emergencies
  • Power plants based on renewable energy
  • Hydraulics and Engineering Hydrology
  • Land reclamation, restoration and protection of land
  • Geoecology
  • Foundations, underground construction
  • Hydraulic engineering

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Careers in Civil Engineering

  • Structural engineering – creating the structural elements of design, whether for bridges, or skyscrapers. Probably the oldest single specialty in civil engineering, going all the way back to Pharaoh’s pyramids.
  • Geotechnical engineering – concerned with the rock and soil which supports the structures that other civil engineers design.
  • Environmental engineering – designing systems for the treatment of chemical, biological and thermal wastes.
  • Materials engineering – these are the experts on the various materials which other civil engineers use for their projects.
  • Water resource engineering – concerned with the collection and management of water. Some of the earliest known civil engineers were the Roman engineers who created the aqueducts.
  • Earthquake engineering – a specialty dealing with creating buildings and other structures which can withstand the stresses of earthquakes without falling.
  • Coastal engineering – managing the coastal areas of our country, including marshlands. Coastal engineers create defenses against flooding and erosion.
  • Transportation engineers determine ways to meet the increasing travel needs of people, goods, and materials on land, air, and water.

Coutesy Wikipedia, http://www.civilengineeringcareers.org/,

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Currently, the Mechanical-Machine building Faculty has 39 Professors and 94 PhD’s.

Areas one can specialize in for degree programs are as follows:

  1. Technological machinery and equipment
  2. Mechanics
  3. Design and engineering support of production engineering
  4. Mechatronics and Robotics
  5. Nanoengineering
  6. Ground transportation and technological complexes
  7. Quality control
  8. Design
  9. Applied Mechanics
  10. Machines and technology of metal forming
  11. Machines and technology of high-performance processing of materials
  12. Dynamics and Strength of Machines
  13. Printing machines and automated systems
  14. Manufacturing Engineering
  15. Metal-cutting machines and systems
  16. Ground transportation and technological means
  17. Mechatronics
  18. Robots and robotic systems
  19. Management of high technology

Research conducted at the Department are in the following areas:

  • Automation of technological processes and equipment, robotics, macro and micro manipulation system, mechatronics and drives special equipment testing and calibration equipment, industrial design – the “Automatics” department
  • road-building machinery and materials, examination of lifting equipment, organization of logistics industry – “Transport and technological systems”
  • metrological support of production processes, quality management and the calculation of the creation of modern technological support – Department of “Mechanical Engineering”
  • The dynamics of machine tools and cutting processes, design of control of technological objects – department of “Flexible automated complex systems”
  • Development of efficient processes and equipment for the deformation of materials with different ways of energy concentration – Department of “Machinery and Technology of Metal Forming”
  • progressive technological processes of machining and materials research – Department “Technology of engineering materials and materials science”
  • the reliability of parts and assemblies, of machines and mechanisms; parts reliability of vehicles and machinery, the creation of lubricants, including using nanotechnology – the department “machines and machine parts”
  • playback of motion parameters (development and research of test and calibration benches), dynamics of machines – Department of “Theory of Mechanisms and Machines”
  • geometric modeling of objects and processes – Department “Applied Geometry and Design”
  • information technology in mechanical engineering, vacuum machines and technology – the department “Information-technology engineering”
  • management of competitive capabilities of the industrial enterprise – Department of “Managing design and technological innovation”
  • mathematical and computer modeling of mechanical systems – Department of “Computer Science in Mechanical Engineering”
  • information problems printing, automation of digital printing companies – Department of “Printing machines”

Training of highly qualified PhD’s and post-doctorates takes place in the faculty. In one of our coming articles you will find the areas under which you could write dissertation and find a supervisor / mentor.

BACHELORS in Mechanical Machine Building Engineering in Russia

  1. Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (in English)
  2. Machine Building
  3. Design and technological support of machine production
  4. Motor transport and technology systems
  5. Applied mechanics

MASTERS in Mechanical Machine Building Engineering in Russia

  1. Applied mechanics
    1. Mathematic modeling of mechanical systems
    2. Mechanics of deformable solids
    3. Dynamics and strength of machines
    4. Applied mechanics
    5. Physics of strength and plasticity of materials
  2. Machine Building (Technological machines and equipment)
    1. Automation of technological machinery and equipment
    2. Technological robots, manipulators and technological systems
    3. Processes and machines for metal pressure processing
    4. Hoisting conveying machines
    5. Construction and road machines
    6. Theory of mechanisms and machines
    7. Innovations and engineering market
    8. Construction materials and technologies of electrophysical and mechanical processing
    9. Information systems of technological machines
  3. Design and technological support of machine production
    1. Machine-building technology
    2. Metal-cutting machine-tools

FACULTY of Mechanical and Machinery Engineering

BACHELORS in Mechanical and Machinery Engineering in Russia

  1. Industrial Design
  2. Dynamics and strength of machines, instruments and equipment
  3. Triboengineering
  4. Printing machines and automated systems
  5. Machines and technology of metal forming
  6. Machines and technology of high material processing
  7. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  8. Metalworking machines and systems
  9. Engineering Nanotechnology in Mechanical Engineering
  10. Lifting and transport, construction, road machines and equipment

MASTERS in Mechanical and Machinery Engineering in Russia

  1. Machine-building technology
  2. Automation of technological machinery and equipment
  3. Metal-cutting machine-tools
  4. Processes and machines for metal pressure processing
  5. Construction and road machines
  6. Dynamics and strength of machines
  7. Tribotechnique
  8. Theory of mechanisms and machines
  9. Innovations in engineering market
  10. Construction materials and technologies of electrophysical and mechanical processing
  11. Information systems of technological machines
  12. Industrial Design
  13. Computer technology and simulation in the mechanics
  14. Processes and machines for processing pressure
  15. Structural materials and technology of Electro-mechanical processing and Vacuum systems and machinery
  16. Information systems technology machines
  17. Management of design and technological innovation
  18. Logistic Systems
  19. Carrying and lifting machines
  20. Mechatronic system engineering automation
  21. Technological robots, manipulators and robotic systems in engineering
  22. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  23. Metalworking machines
  24. Hoisting Machine

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FACULTY of Mechanical Engineering in the centre of Russia

BACHELORS in Mechanical Engineering in Russia

  1. Mechanical engineering
  2. Technological machines and equipment
  3. Design and Technology software engineering industries
  4. Equipment and Welding Technology
  5. Machinery and high-technology material processing
  6. Technology, equipment and automation in engineering industries

Masters in Mechanical Engineering in Russia

  1. Automation of technological processes and production in Mechanical engineering
  2. Machinery and Welding Technology
  3. Physics of high technology in Mechanical engineering

Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering in Russia

  1. Engineering Science, Drive Systems and Machine Elements
  2. Physicotechnical Treatment and Machining Technology and Equipment
  3. Welding, related processes and technologies
  4. Methods of Control and Diagnostics in Mechanical Engineering
  5. Theory of Machines and Mechanisms

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The International Master’s Degree Program «Intelligent Systems in the Field of Information Science and Computer Engineering» is offered by the Distributed Intelligent Systems Department.

Within the program framework students gain the knowledge of:
• Conditions, tendencies, and applications of intellectual systems and technologies as well as artificial intelligence application for information systems projecting;
• New information technologies for management problems solution connected with the application of artificial intelligence facilities and methodology;
• Principles of intellectual information systems development in applied areas (the main spheres of industrial cycle and financial information systems).

• Duration of study – 2 years
• Format – full-time
• English medium
• Last date for submission of documents: 20th August


Program content:

Core Courses:
• Modern Problems of Information Science and Computer Engineering (8 ECTS)
• Computer Technologies in Science and Education (5 ECTS)
• History and Methodology of Informatics and Computer Science (4 ECTS)
• Operation Systems Concepts (6 ECTS)
• Programming Technologies (3 ECTS)
• Neuroinformatics and Neurotechnologies (7 ECTS)
• Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (4 ECTS)
• Distributed Artificial Intelligence Systems (6 ECTS)
• Systems Modelling (3 ECTS)
• Information Security (2 ECTS)

Scientific and Research work:
• Scientific and Research Work (20 ECTS per each semester)
• Master’s Theses Completion (30 ECTS)

Elective Courses: one discipline should be chosen from each group:
• Group A (20 ECTS)
• Russian Language (different levels of the Russian language learning are available)
• Group B (2 ECTS)
• Intelligent Computing
• Distributed Databases
• Group C (2 ECTS)
• Speech Technologies
• Image Processing

FAQ

• How long is the Masters program?
The Masters program is a 2-year program, the first two years being dedicated mainly to courses, the last year – to research and thesis.
• Can I send TOEFL scores which are more than five years’ old?
The Admissions Committee requires TOEFL score no more than two years old.
• When does the academic year start?
The academic year starts in October.

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Mini MBA  – 1 year
Short program that provides an overview of management essentials are in demand as a dislocated workforce discovers the value of a little business know-how.
They are boon to entrepreneurs
They are a stepping stone to executive MBA (EMBA)


With rising unemployment, more dislocated workers are looking for educational opportunities to become retrained or more skilled to compete in the labor market. This provides them with applied knowledge that makes them more marketable in the labor market right away. And that is a very, very attractive benefit right now.

A mini MBA would be especially useful for someone who is working at a company but doesn’t want to take time off to do a full MBA course and also doesn’t want the stress of taking a full part-time MBA at the same time as working. But they feel the need to get new aspects of business administration under their belt to help their career.

Objectives

All program modules are united through one objective — the appreciation of business value — and answer the following questions:

  • Which strategy will help our company succeed on the market and beat the competition?
  • Which marketing methods will help us to implement this strategy?
  • How will our achievements affect our financial performance? How will our management decisions contribute to the growth of business value?
  • How can we build a motivation system for company personnel? How can we use the psychological characteristics of personnel to increase individual and group performance?
  • How can we put the strategy into action? What are the methods of improving business processes and company activity? What actions will boost the value of business?

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.) is a master’s degree in business administration attracting students from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought out scientific approaches to management. The core courses in the MBA program are designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc. Students in MBA programs have the option of taking general business courses throughout the program or can select an area of concentration and focus approximately one-fourth of their studies in this subject.

Main courses Elective courses
(students choose according to their professional interests)
– World Economy and International Economic Relations
– Business Law
– Economic Theory
– Accounting for Managers
– Quantitative methods for managerial decision-making
– Organizational Behavior
– Introduction to the general theory of management
– Strategic Management
– Financial Management
– Human Resource Management
– Operations and Production Management
– Organizational Development and Change management
– Marketing of Products and Services
– Institutional Economics
– Business enterprise and economic analysis of specific situations
– Taxes and Tax Planning
– Analysis of balance
– Assessment of business and cost management company.
– Project Management
– Environmental management and quality management
– Investment management and risk
– Theory and practice of crisis management company
– Management of Foreign Trade
– Conduct business in a competitive environment – business game
– Management of business interaction and conflict (workshop)
– Motivational Management
– Cost Management
– Innovation Management
– Managing the economic security of the enterprise
– Logistics
– Information Security Management Company
– Automation of project management
– Econometrics
– Business Re-engineering
– Corporate Governance
– Financial planning and budgeting at the enterprise
– Corporate strategy and the stock market
– Marketing Communications: PR and Advertising
– Business Etiquette and Business Protocol
– Leadership and management
– Public speaking and presentations
– Intercultural Communication
– Customs Regulations
– Antitrust
– The arbitration process
– Environmental Law
– Land Law
– Private International Law

 

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First cycle: “Principles of Public Administration” is the theoretical and methodological base.
• Theory of Public Administration
• Comparative Public Administration
• The legal system of the Russian Federation
• Public Economics
• The theory of politics and political governance
• Organization theory and organizational behavior
• Theory of Social Control
• Administrative Ethics

Second cycle of “basic professional disciplines” is aimed at developing theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
• Social policy
• Practice of Public Administration
• Legal security of the state and municipal service
• Performance management in the public sector
• Information technology in state and municipal government
• Analytical methods to design and program management
• Management of the economy and economic development
• Management of infrastructure and resources areas
• State and municipal finances
• Budget planning
• The world economy and foreign economic activity

Third cycle: “Studies of specialization” is designed to ensure the deepening of knowledge and skills on specific aspects of state and municipal government.
Examples of these disciplines are:
• E-government and service approach to governance
• Public-private partnership
• Institutional mechanism for state and local government procurement
• Organizational Behavior and Motivation in the Public Administration
• Effective technologies of state and municipal government
• Theory and practice of organizational change
• Risk management in the delivery of public services
• Economics of corruption and anti-corruption regulation

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A Master’s in Public Administration, or MPA Program, is a degree that prepares students for a public service career, usually–but not exclusively–in an area of government. A public administration program teaches students governance, administration and finance, as well as analytical skills. Core coursework usually includes the study of public administration, administrative decision making, ethics, organizational theory, strategic planning, microeconomics, financial management and managerial statistics. The field of public administration is very broad, and students have a wide variety of tracks available to them. They may choose one of several possible concentrations, such as administration, organizational leadership, human resources management, city and county leadership, public service leadership, criminal justice, homeland security or health care administration, among others.

Through its history, the MPA degree has become more interdisciplinary by drawing from fields such as economics, sociology, law, anthropology, political science, and regional planning in order to equip MPA graduates with skills and knowledge covering a broad range of topics and disciplines relevant to the public sector. A core curriculum of a typical MPA program usually includes courses on microeconomics, public finance, research methods / statistics, policy process and policy analysis, public financial management, managerial accounting, ethics, public management, leadership, planning & Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and program evaluation/performance measurement. Depending on their interest, MPA students can focus their studies on a variety of public sector fields such as urban planning, emergency management, transportation, health care (especially public health), economic development, urban management, community development, education, non-profits, information technology, environmental policy, cultural policy, criminal justice, etc.

 

Careers

A public administration degree has very broad applicability. A masters in public administration prepares a student to create or implement government policy or programs, manage people or resources, perform policy analysis, manage human resources or organizational assets, and manage budgets—skills that may be utilized in any number of managerial careers. A public administration masters may be used as a springboard to an executive job in a large corporation or a managerial job at a nonprofit organization. It may result in a career as an urban planner, government policy analyst, lawyer, hospital executive or human resources manager. Graduates with a public administration masters are equipped with desirable skills that transfer easily from one sector to another.

 

Job Outlook

Demand for workers with a public administration degree is expected to be higher than average in the next decade, especially for chief executives, public relations specialists, general and operations managers, surveying technicians, financial examiners and climate change analysts. These jobs are expected to grow especially quickly and offer large numbers of job openings. Most of these jobs are in governance, rather than other areas of public administration, such as national security, planning or revenue.

Focus

Most students embark on a public administration program because they’re excited about the prospect of making a difference in the world. They look forward to making a difference in the lives of other people by creating or implementing positive change. An MPA degree, while eminently practical, is attractive for many because it offers the chance to translate idealistic dreams into present-day realities.

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