Master of Science in Management - Public Service Careers
The John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies, in partnership with the School of Business and Management, offers areas of study under the Master of Science in Management (MSM) focusing on issues of management and public service. Public service areas of study for the MSM include:
- Community and Economic Development
- Environmental Policy and Environmental Justice
- Information and Technology for Public Service
- Nonprofit Management
- Public and Municipal Finance
- Public Health
- Public Service Administration and Leadership
- Learner Designed Area of Study
Each area of study features an applied orientation toward building capacity and leadership within the public service professions. Students in our John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies will engage in rigorous and relevant experiences that integrate policy and management across disciplines. Graduates develop and hone the skills necessary to transform students’ personal commitment into public leadership, enabling them to acquire a deep understanding of today’s public service environment and develop the skills necessary to work as leaders in public service professions.
These MS in Management programs provide an evidence-based, inquiry-based approach to problem solving that enable students to address and identify solutions to real-world challenges and work with leaders in their respective fields.
Students wishing to pursue a Public Service area of study within the MSM degree program must be admitted jointly to the John S. Watson School of Public Service as well as to the School of Business and Management. Only one set of application materials must be submitted for joint consideration.