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Enrollment and Degrees Awarded Data: Master's Degrees: 2004-2005

 

DEGREES OFFERED

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2005 Enrollment and Academic Year 2004-2005 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2006. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 254 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2006, 138 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2006, giving the survey a response rate of 54%.

Master's Programs: Degrees Offered: 2004-2005
(n=138) (Response rate=54%)

Type of Master's Degree

No. of Respondents Offering Degree Percent of Respondents
Master of Public Administration 112 81%
Master of Public Policy 9 6.5%
Master of Public Affairs 9 6.5%
Executive Master's 13 9%
Other** 42 30%

* 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: 2004-2005

The most common degree offered jointly with the MPA/MPP is the JD. These joint/dual degrees are offered by 51 of 138 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, Law, 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 2005 Enrollment and Academic Year 2004-2005 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2006. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 254 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2006, 138 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2006, giving the survey a response rate of 54%.

Full Time/Part Time Master’s Degree Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2005
(n=138) (Response rate=54%)

Type of Master's Degree No. of Candidates Enrolled Percent of Total Candidates
Master of Public Administration 10,275 64%
Master of Public Policy 751 5%
Master of Public Affairs 1,074 6.5%
Executive Master's 1,068 6.5%
Other 2,870 18%
TOTAL 16,038 100%


DEGREES AWARDED

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2005 Enrollment and Academic Year 2004-2005 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2005. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 254 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2006, 138 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2006, giving the survey a response rate of 54%.
 

Master's Programs: Degrees Awarded: 2004-2005 
(n=138) (Response rate=54%)

Type of Master's Degree No. of Master's Degrees Awarded: 2004-05  Percent of Total Master's Degrees: 2004-05
Master of Public Administration 3,481 64%
Master of Public Policy 262 5%
Master of Public Affairs 424 8%
Executive Master's 238 4%
Other 1,054 19%
TOTAL 5,459 100%

Joint/Dual Degrees Awarded: 2004-2005

From September 2004 to August 2005, the responding NASPAA institutional members awarded a total of 177 joint/dual degrees. Among the 138 members that responded, 51 (37%) awarded one or more joint/dual degrees.


DIVERSITY

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2005 Enrollment and Academic Year 2004-2005 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2004. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 254 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2006, 138 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2006, giving the survey a response rate of 54%. However, some institutions did not provide the information on diversity of students awarded master’s degrees in the academic year 2004-2005. Of 138 total respondents, 129 responded to the gender question and 130 responded to the race/ethnicity question.

Gender of Master's Degree Recipients: 2004-2005
(n=138) (Response rate=93%)

Gender

Percent of Total Students

Male 43%
Female 57%
Total 100%

Race/Ethnicity of Master's Degree Recipients: 2004-2005
(n=199) (Response=94%)

Race/Ethnicity

Percent of Total Students

White/Non-Hispanic 57%
Black/Non-Hispanic 17%
Hispanic 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
International 5%
Other 2%
Unknown/Unreported 8%
TOTAL 100%

 

 

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