In line with APWA's mission to promote professional excellence, we are pleased to offer information on graduate studies opportunities designed specifically for public works professionals.

Norwich University

Earn Your Master of Public Administration Degree and Specialize in Public Works

The American Public Works Association (APWA) is proud to announce a new concentration – Public Works Administration – in collaboration with Norwich University's School of Graduate Studies. This course of study is ideal for public works professionals looking to assume positions of greater responsibility. The concentration, offered through Norwich University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) online degree program, provides public works professionals with the specialized knowledge to make tangible differences in their organizations and in the quality of life of their communities. Students will study the following topics: 
  • Historical development of public works and the role of public policy
  • Strategic planning, legislative initiatives and rule-making
  • Fiscal management, contract administration, project oversight, emergency management, business continuity, and multi-year financing of public works projects
This graduate program is conveniently delivered in an online format, meaning you can earn your degree and complete all coursework from your own home with minimal disruption to your personal or professional life. The MPA program is a 36 credit-hour degree consisting of six courses of six credits each, and can be completed in just 18 months. By completing the Public Works Administration concentration, you earn 12 graduate credits of study, or one-third of the requirements for a MPA degree. For more information regarding this concentration please visit:

Meet the 2010 Norwich University MPA tuition reduction award recipients!
Congratulations to Mr. Herb Blomquist and Mr. Thomas H. Fass, P.E., recipients of the Norwich University tuition reduction award. Herb and Tom will pursue their MPA degrees with a concentration in Public Works Administration through Norwich University’s online MPA program.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)

Earn Your Master of Public Administration Degree with a concentration in Public Works Administration

Public works professionals seeking the credential of a distinguished master's degree in their field now have it available at their fingertips.  The Public Works Concentration provides students the knowledge needed to address issues faced by public works administrators in their daily responsibilities: 
  • Foundations of Public Works Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Financial Management
  • Urban Planning
The School of Public Administration at UNO has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools (2009 edition) as one of the nation's top programs.

For more information:
Dr. Meagan Van Gelder, Academic Program Coordinator
(402) 554-2625
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