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Enrollment and Degrees Awarded Data: Master's Degrees: 2005-2006


 

DEGREES OFFERED

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2006 Enrollment and Academic Year 2005-2006 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2007. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 256 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2007, 150 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2007, giving the survey a response rate of 59%.

Master's Programs: Degrees Offered: 2005-2006
(n=150) (Response rate=59%)

Type of Master's Degree

No. of Respondents Offering Degree Percent of Respondents
Master of Public Administration 118 79%
Master of Public Policy 12 8%
Master of Public Affairs 11 7%
Executive Master's 12 8%
Other** 43 29%

* 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: 2005-2006

The most common degree offered jointly with the MPA/MPP is the JD. These joint/dual degrees are offered by 68 (45%) of 150 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 2006 Enrollment and Academic Year 2005-2006 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2007. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 256 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2007, 150 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2007, giving the survey a response rate of 59%.

Full Time/Part Time Master’s Degree Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2006
(n=150) (Response rate=59%)

Type of Master's Degree No. of Candidates Enrolled Percent of Total Candidates
Master of Public Administration 13,671 65%
Master of Public Policy 926 4%
Master of Public Affairs 1,513 7%
Executive Master's 980 5%
Other 4,053 19%
TOTAL 21,143 100%



DEGREES AWARDED

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2006 Enrollment and Academic Year 2005-2006 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2007. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 256 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2007, 150 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2007, giving the survey a response rate of 59%.
 

Master's Programs: Degrees Awarded: 2005-2006 
(n=150) (Response rate=59%)

Type of Master's Degree No. of Master's Degrees Awarded: 2005-06  Percent of Total Master's Degrees: 2005-06
Master of Public Administration 4,466 65%
Master of Public Policy 303 4%
Master of Public Affairs 551 8%
Executive Master's 381 6%
Other 1,149 17%
TOTAL 6,850 100%

Joint/Dual Degrees Awarded: 2005-2006

From September 2005 to August 2006, the responding NASPAA institutional members awarded a total of 219 joint/dual degrees. Among the 150 members that responded, 68 (45%) awarded one or more joint/dual degrees.


 

DIVERSITY

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2006 Enrollment and Academic Year 2005-2006 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2007. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 256 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2007, 150 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2007, giving the survey a response rate of 59%. However, some institutions did not provide the information on diversity of students awarded master’s degrees in the academic year 2005-2006. Of 150 total respondents, 118 responded to the gender question and 106 responded to the race/ethnicity question.

Gender of Master's Degree Recipients: 2005-2006

Gender

Percent of Total Students

Male 42%
Female 58%
Total 100%

Race/Ethnicity of Master's Degree Recipients: 2005-2006

Race/Ethnicity

Percent of Total Students

White/Non-Hispanic 59%
Black/Non-Hispanic 19%
Hispanic 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
International 6%
Other 1.5%
Unknown/Unreported 4%
TOTAL 100%

 

 

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