In line with APWA's Mission to promote professional excellence, understanding of and competency and credibility in public works. APWA is 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 Administration (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. Completion of the Public Works Administration concentration earns you 12 graduate credits of study, or one-third of the requirements for a MPA degree. For more information regarding this concentration please visit


The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the American Public Works Association (APWA) are pleased to announce the addition of a concentration in Public Works Management to UNO's nationally prominent online MPA Program. Public works professionals seeking credential of a distinguished master's degree in their field to move their career forward can 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
UNO PW Flier