Advancing Your Career

Our certificate and master's programs prepare pre-career and mid-career professionals for dynamic and impactful work in the public and nonprofit sectors by developing a core set of skills, scholarly knowledge, and applied and basic research. In all of our core classes, we emphasize the need for integrity, ethical conduct, serving the public interest, fairness, accountability and transparency in public service. Graduates serve as city managers, budget directors and policy analysts, to name just a few careers.

Top 20

Best Value MPA Program in the nation

2.2 Years

on average to complete degree

The Only

accredited MPA program in Montana

The Only

accredited MPA program within a school of law in the nation

Program Options

Joint Degrees

Outside the Classroom

  • Meeting

    Pi Alpha Alpha

    University of Montana’s Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha (UMPAA) fosters innovative applied learning experiences and scholarship in public administration, policy and affairs. By serving the students, alumni and associates of the University of Montana, UMPAA strives to enhance the experiences of its members and community by providing opportunities for professional development, applied learning and networking through academic and professional support.

Also in the Law School

  • Max Baucus

    Max S. Baucus Institute

    The work of the Max S. Baucus Institute is an extension of the important bipartisan, consensus-building public service Ambassador Baucus exemplified during his long and distinguished career. Situated within the law school, the Baucus Institute is where policymakers, lawyers, politicians, leading academics and law students interact on a global scale.

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