According to the University of Arkansas' Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies, the major objectives of the program are 1) to provide a broad, flexible program to prepare students for careers in public service; 2) to afford opportunities to practicing administrators and managers for improving their careers through advanced education and training; and 3) to prepare scholars for further graduate study in the field of public administration. Four concentration areas are available: urban planning and community development, international, nonprofit management, and public policy.

Budgeting ActivitiesCommunication Skills - Written and Verbal
Customer ServiceLaw & Governmental Policy Knowledge
ManagementPeople and Technology Systems
Problem Solving