Public Service, MAP

Program Director: Gabriel Velez, Ph.D.
Center for Urban Research, Teaching and Outreach website

Degree Offered

Master of Arts in Public Service, Plan B only


The master of arts in public service is an interdisciplinary program for people with a passion for service and an ambition to be a leader in the nonprofit sector. Students learn to effectively lead nonprofit organizations, and understand their key components including budgets, board memberships, personnel oversight, corporate statuses, program development, and relations between government and the nonprofit sector.

This program also focuses on the study of topics crucial to urban and international nonprofits, including: inequality; race, ethnicity, and language; social movements; and political participation. An accelerated degree program is also offered, allowing Marquette University students to earn a bachelor's degree with a minor in urban affairs and a master's degree in public service in five years.