The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at LIU Brooklyn, accredited by Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) builds upon the University's founding principle to educate and empower men and women from all walks of life. Through its mission of providing access and sponsoring excellence, “the LIU community remains committed, above all else, to the educational needs and interests of our diverse student population.” In pursuing this mission in an urban setting, a diverse faculty with expertise in a variety of areas, prepares early- and mid-career students for professional, management and leadership careers in government, nonprofit, aging services and healthcare administration. Accordingly, graduates are expected to demonstrate the following competencies:
1) Practical and theoretical knowledge of public, nonprofit organizations, aging and healthcare organizations, public policy, leadership, democratic values and professional ethics;
2) Critical thinking skills through quantitative and qualitative analyses;
3) Best practices in public and nonprofit management, aging services and healthcare administration (e.g., leadership, motivation and collaboration, human resources management, budgeting and finance, information management, social justice, cultural competency and policy analysis);
4) Written and oral communication skills at a professional level.