The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program which is NASPAA accredited has as its purpose the preparation of professionals for immediate upward mobility in professional careers in public sectors or for graduate study where the nature of the profession requires the master’s degree as the entry criterion. Its greatest single asset lies in its potential to alleviate the shortage of professionally educated persons, especially those from minority groups, in local, state, national and international public service. The program prepares professionals to resolve the increasingly complex problems of managing urban growth. The curriculum objective responds to the increasing importance of planning and management as major instruments in improving and developing solutions to problems of cities and metropolitan regions. The program seeks to give students a balanced inventory of conceptual, quantitative and professional skills.