The School of Public Administration offers two master’s degrees: a Master Degree in Public Administration and a Master Degree in Health Administration.
The Master Degree in Public Administration prepares men and women interested in public service and third sector careers for professional and management policy positions. Persons already employed or preparing to enter public service are encouraged to apply for admission. The interdisciplinary nature of the program is designed to utilize faculty resources in departments and colleges across the University, and to offer students a wide choice in their professional preparation.
The Master Degree in Health Administration provides a formal professional graduate degree program to meet New Mexico’s significant and unmet need for professional education and training in healthcare administration; the growing demand for administrators, managers, policy/program analysts as a result of the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act; and to provide graduate-level professional education and training to administrative and clinical personnel of large hospitals and clinics across the state, as well as those working for state health and healthcare agencies.