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Enrollment and Degrees Awarded Data: Master's Degrees: 2002-2003

 

DEGREES OFFERED

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2003 Enrollment and Academic Year 2002-2003 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2004. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. [See also the non-participating NASPAA institutional members]. Of the 250 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2004, 199 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2004, giving the survey a response rate of 80%.

Master's Programs: Degrees Offered: 2002-2003
(n=199) (Response rate=80%)

Type of Master's Degree

No. of Respondents Offering Degree Percent of Respondents
Master of Public Administration 168 84%
Master of Public Policy 16 8%
Master of Public Affairs 10 5%
Executive Master's 20 10%
Other** 37 19%

* Several institutional respondents offer multiple master’s degrees.

* NASPAA institutional members were provided three spaces in which to enter “other” degrees. The most common of these “other” degrees is a degree in (Urban) Planning, Urban Studies, or Urban Affairs; 13 members listed one of these master’s degrees. Other reported master’s degrees include, but are not limited to, Health (Care) Administration, Criminal Justice, Political Science, International Public Affairs, International Development, Public Policy Administration, Transportation Policy Operations and Logistics, Economic Policy Management, Higher Education Administration, Nonprofit Management, Environmental Science, Public Service Management, and Enterprise Engineering and Policy.

Joint/Dual Degrees Offered: 2002-2003

The most common degree offered jointly with the MPA/MPP is the JD. These joint/dual degrees are offered by 59 of 199 institutional members that responded. Other joint/dual master’s degrees offered with an MPA/MPP include, but are not limited to, Social Work, Business Administration, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Criminal Justice, International Affairs, Nursing, Doctor of Medicine, Mental Health, Public Health, Divinity, Latin American Studies, and Environmental Science.


ENROLLMENT

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2003 Enrollment and Academic Year 2002-2003 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2004. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. [See also the non-participating NASPAA institutional members]. Of the 250 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2004, 199 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2004, giving the survey a response rate of 80%.

Full Time/Part Time Master’s Degree Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2003
(n=199) (Response rate=80%)

Type of Master's Degree No. of Candidates Enrolled Percent of Total Candidates
Master of Public Administration 17,882 70%
Master of Public Policy 1,868 7%
Master of Public Affairs 1,310 5%
Executive Master's 1,351 5%
Other 3,616 13%
TOTAL 26,027 100%


DEGREES AWARDED

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2003 Enrollment and Academic Year 2002-2003 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2004. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. [See also the non-participating NASPAA institutional members]. Of the 250 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2004, 199 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2004, giving the survey a response rate of 80%.
 

Master's Programs: Degrees Awarded: 2002-2003 
(n=199) (Response rate=80%)

Type of Master's Degree No. of Master's Degrees Awarded: 2002-03  Percent of Total Master's Degrees: 2002-03
Master of Public Administration 5,345 67%
Master of Public Policy 620 8%
Master of Public Affairs 324 4%
Executive Master's 345 4%
Other 1,319 17%
TOTAL 7,953 100%

Joint/Dual Degrees Awarded: 2002-2003

From September 2002 to August 2003, the responding NASPAA institutional members awarded a total of 322 joint/dual degrees. Among the 199 members that responded, 57 (29%) awarded one or more joint/dual degrees.


DIVERSITY

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2003 Enrollment and Academic Year 2002-2003 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2004. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. [See also the non-participating NASPAA institutional members]. Of the 250 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2004, 199 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2004, giving the survey a response rate of 80%. However, some institutions did not provide the information on diversity of students awarded master’s degrees in the academic year 2002-2003. Of 199 total respondents, 192 responded to the gender question and 189 responded to the race/ethnicity question.

Gender of Master's Degree Recipients: 2002-2003
(n=199) (Response rate=77%)

Gender

Percent of Total Students

Male 45%
Female 55%
Total 100%

Race/Ethnicity of Master's Degree Recipients: 2002-2003
(n=199) (Response=76%)

Race/Ethnicity

Percent of Total Students

White/Non-Hispanic 53%
Black/Non-Hispanic 15%
Hispanic 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
International 12%
Other 2%
Unknown/Unreported 7%
TOTAL 100%*

*Percentages do not sum to 100% because of rounding.

 

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