Hauptmann School of Public Affairs

Academic Programs

The Hauptmann School for Public Affairs is about much more than top-notch degrees. A distinctive history, academic excellence, a commitment to developing leaders for an increasingly "unscripted future"—these are the attributes that set the Hauptmann experience apart.

The Hauptmann School for Public Affairs also offers graduate certificates and professional certificates for students who do not wish to pursue their master's degree at this time or for students who already have a master's degree and seek continuing, specialized education.

Graduate Degree Programs

Program Details
The M.P.A. program allows you to be adaptable in your career, understand and prepare for multisector and cross-sector realities, and successfully lead in your changing environment. Because the M.P.A. is a values-driven program, you will focus not only on doing things the right way, but on the courage to do the right things.

Program Details
Park University’s Master of Healthcare Administration program offers a unique curriculum that is designed specifically to fulfill your personal goals and career needs. The program is accredited by the North Central Commission / Higher Learning Council and is an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Graduate Certificates

A graduate certificate program consists of a logically sequenced and academically coherent subset of courses derived from a given discipline or related disciplines. It is intended to prepare students for professional practice in certain applied fields. Because of the program's emphasis on application, the choice of courses often represents more practice-oriented didactic contents. A graduate certificate comprises fewer credits than a master's degree. The following graduate certificate programs are available under Hauptmann School.

Undergraduate Degree Program

Program Details
The Bachelor of Public Administration degree is designed for students who are interested or currently working in the public administration field. Be prepared to meet the unique challenges of public administration at the municipal, state or federal levels. The BPA provides a foundational background for those students wishing to pursue graduate studies, entry-level positions or continued professional development.

Professional Certificates

Professional certificate programs provide community members and degree-seeking students with cutting-edge learning experiences on current topics and issues, taught by professionals in the field. Often offered in partnership with a local community organization or government agency, non-transcripted professional certificates of completion will be awarded to graduate students as well as community participants who complete all required courses. Park graduate students may take these courses as part of their degree program, if coupled with graduate level assignments from the faculty. These credits can then be applied towards degree requirements.