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The Middlebury Institute Master in Public Administration (MPA) provides a diverse community of students with an in-depth knowledge of policy processes and systems in a variety of contexts.

Specific Abilities

  • Effectively lead individuals, teams, and social change organizations (SCOs)

  • Efficiently manage projects, programs, and organizations

  • Generate and manage human, financial, informational, and material resources

  • Develop organizational and individual capacity

  • Build networks and partnerships with diverse actors

  • Engage in productive collaboration

  • Assess or evaluate situations, problems, programs, projects, organizations, and partnerships

  • Translate mission into well-conceived, highly effective projects and programs

  • Communicate and negotiate effectively with diverse, multicultural stakeholder groups

  • Apply theory to practice and use practice to inform theory

General Skills

  • Systemic planning

  • Research, using primary and secondary sources

  • Data generation and analysis (quantitative and qualitative)

  • Critical self-reflection

  • Facilitation of groups

  • Policy analysis

  • Evidence-based, participatory decision making