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Enrollment and Degrees Awarded Data: Master's Degrees: 2006-2007


 

DEGREES OFFERED

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2007 Enrollment and Academic Year 2006-2007 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2008. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 264 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2008, 161 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2008, giving the survey a response rate of 61%.

Master's Programs: Degrees Offered: 2006-2007
(n=161) (Response rate=61%)

Type of Master's Degree

No. of Respondents Offering Degree Percent of Respondents
Master of Public Administration 130 81%
Master of Public Policy 17 10%
Master of Public Affairs 9 5%
Executive Master's 18 11%
Other** 44 27%

* 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: 2006-2007

The most common degree offered jointly with the MPA/MPP is the JD. These joint/dual degrees are offered by 67 (42%) of 161 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, City/Urban Planning, Community Planning, Regional Planning, Public Service Management, Law, Criminal Justice, International Affairs and Nursing. 


 

ENROLLMENT

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2007 Enrollment and Academic Year 2006-2007 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2008. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 264 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2008, 161 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2008, giving the survey a response rate of 61%.

Full Time/Part Time Master’s Degree Candidates Enrolled: Fall 2007
(n=161) (Response rate=61%)

Type of Master's Degree No. of Candidates Enrolled Percent of Total Candidates
Master of Public Administration 13,444 62%
Master of Public Policy 1,319 6%
Master of Public Affairs 1,107 5%
Executive Master's 1,082 5%
Other 4,818 22%
TOTAL 21,770 100%



DEGREES AWARDED

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2007 Enrollment and Academic Year 2006-2007 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2008. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 264 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2008, 161 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2008, giving the survey a response rate of 61%.
 

Master's Programs: Degrees Awarded: 2006-2007
(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 4,376 58%
Master of Public Policy 512 7%
Master of Public Affairs 424 6%
Executive Master's 427 6%
Other 1,746 23%
TOTAL 7,485 100%

Joint/Dual Degrees Awarded: 2006-2007

From September 2006 to August 2007, the responding NASPAA institutional members awarded a total of 199 joint/dual degrees. Among the 161 members that responded, 67 (42%) awarded one or more joint/dual degrees.


 

DIVERSITY

The following data are from institutional responses to NASPAA’s Fall 2007 Enrollment and Academic Year 2006-2007 Degrees Awarded Survey, administered by NASPAA in spring 2008. The data reflect only participating NASPAA institutional members. Of the 264 NASPAA institutional members as of spring 2008, 161 responded to the survey as of July 1, 2008, giving the survey a response rate of 61%.However, some institutions did not provide the information on diversity of students awarded master’s degrees in the academic year 2006-2007. Of 161 total respondents, 125 responded to the gender question and 120 responded to the race/ethnicity question.

Gender of Master's Degree Recipients: 2006-2007

Gender

Percent of Total Students

Male 42%
Female 58%
Total 100%

Race/Ethnicity of Master's Degree Recipients: 2006-2007

Race/Ethnicity

Percent of Total Students

White/Non-Hispanic 58%
Black/Non-Hispanic 17%
Hispanic 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
International 6%
Other 1%
Unknown/Unreported 4%
TOTAL 100%

 

 

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