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Enrollment and Degrees Awarded Data: Masters Degrees: 2001-2002

 

DEGREES OFFERED

The following data are based on the 2001-2002 NASPAA Survey administered in spring 2003. Therefore, the data reflect only participating institutional members. Of the 249 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2003, 195 responded to the survey as of August 25, 2003, giving the survey a response rate of 78%. 

Masters Programs: Degrees Offered: 2001-2002 
(n=195) (Response rate=78%)

Type of Masters Degree

No. of Respondents offering degree Percent of Respondents
Master of Public Administration 161 83%
Master of Public Policy 16 8%
Master of Public Affairs 16 8%
Executive Masters 21 11%
Other* 57 29%

*NASPAA institutional members were provided two spaces in which to enter other degrees. The most common of these “other” degrees is the Master of Health (Care) Administration; seven members listed this degree. Other degrees listed by members included: Master of Public Policy -- (Early Career), MA, Master of Public Policy Administration, Urban Affairs, Master of Nonprofit Management, Master of International Public Affairs, Master of Science in Public Affairs, MPA/ID (international development), Master of Social Welfare, Master of Arts, MS-UPS, MBA, MA/MS, MA in Political Science, MS in Urban Studies, MGIS, MS in Public Service Management, Master of Science in Mgmt/MBA, MNA, MA in Urban Affairs & Public Policy, MURP, MSEd School Administration and Supervision, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Government Administration.

Joint/Dual Degrees Offered: 2001-2002

The most common degree offered jointly with the MPA/MPP is the JD. This joint/dual degree is offered by 53 of the 195 institutional members that responded. Other joint/dual degrees offered with an MPA/MPP include, but are not limited to, Urban and Regional Planning, Social Work (MSW), International Studies, Public Health, Health Administration (MHA), Business Administration (MBA), Mental Health, Survey Research, Economics, Divinity, Health Policy Research, Urban Affairs, Information Sciences and Engineering.

ENROLLMENT

The following data are based on the 2001-2002 NASPAA Survey administered in spring 2003. Therefore, the data reflect only participating institutional members. Of the 249 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2003, 195 responded to the survey as of August 25, 2003, giving the survey a response rate of 78%.

Masters Degree Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2001
(n =195) (Response rate: 78%)

Type of Masters Degree No. of Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2001 Percentage of Total Candidates: Fall 2001
Master of Public Administration 15,057 71%
Master of Public Policy 1,087 5%
Master of Public Affairs 1,308 6%
Executive Masters 779 4%
Other 2,964 14%
TOTAL 21,195 100%

Masters Degree Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2002
(n =195) (Response rate: 78%)

Type of Masters Degree No. of Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2002 Percentage of Total Candidates: Fall 2002
Master of Public Administration  16,358  72%
Master of Public Policy  1,238  5%
Master of Public Affairs  1,377  6%
Executive Masters  785  3%
Other  3,203  14%
TOTAL  22,834  100%

Increases in Masters Degree Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2001 to Fall 2002
(n=195) (Response rate: 78%)

Type of Masters Degree No. of Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2001 No. of Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2002 Increase in No. of Candidates Fall 2001 to Fall 2002 Percentage Change
Master of Public Administration 15,057 16,358 1,301 9%
Master of Public Policy 1,087 1,238 151 14% 
Master of Public Affairs 1,308 1,377 69 5%
Executive Masters 779 785 6 .77%
Other 2,964 3,203 239 8%
TOTAL 21,195 22,961 1,780 8%


DEGREES AWARDED

The following data are based on the 2001-2002 NASPAA Survey administered in spring 2003. Therefore, the data reflect only participating institutional members. Of the 249 institutional members as of spring 2003, 195 responded to the survey,  as of August 25, 2003, giving the survey a response rate of 78%.

Masters Programs: Degrees Awarded: 2001-2002 
(n=195) (Response rate=78%)

Type of Masters Degree No. of Masters Degrees Awarded: 2001-02  Percent of Total Masters Degrees: 2001-02
Master of Public Administration 5,314 67%
Master of Public Policy 441 6%
Master of Public Affairs 586 7%
Executive Masters 369 5%
Other 1,183 15%
TOTAL 7,893 100%

Joint/Dual Degrees Awarded: 2001-2002

From September 2001 to August 2002, the responding schools awarded a total of 222 joint/dual degrees. The MPA/JD, or MPP/JD, the most common joint/dual degree, was awarded a total of 96 times by 53 institutions that offer the JD joint degree. Among the 195 schools that responded, 65 (34%) awarded one or more joint/dual degrees.


DIVERSITY

The following data are based on the 2001-2002 NASPAA Survey administered in spring 2003. Therefore, the data reflect only participating institutional members. Of the 249 institutional members as of spring 2003, 195 responded to the survey, as of August 25, 2003, giving the survey a response rate of 78%.

Race/Ethnicity of Masters Degree Recipients: 2001-2002*

Race/Ethnicity

Percentage of Total Students
White/Non-Hispanic 49%
Black/Non-Hispanic 15%
Hispanic 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1%
International 4%
Other 2%
Unknown/Unreported 8%
TOTAL 100%

*Note: Although 195 (78% response rate) NASPAA institutional members responded to the survey, only 176 provided the information on diversity of students awarded masters degrees in the academic year 2001-2002.

Race/Ethnicity  of Masters Degrees Participants: 2001-2002

- White (W)
- Black (B)
- Hispanic (H)
- Asian/Islander (A/I)
- American Indian (A)
- International (I)
- Other (O)
- Unknown (U)

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