School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

David Waltz, '97, Master of Urban Administration (M.U.A.)

One of the most beneficial aspects of receiving a Master of Public Administration from Wright State is the real-world applicability to my career. From budget and organizational analysis, to a comprehensive review of community development trends, I can always rely on the great foundation I received from Wright State. The critical thinking and problem-solving tools I learned from have proven invaluable. Plus, I was able to earn a degree in a timely fashion while working full time. My classes were not only convenient but highly relevant because of the interaction of classmates who also held jobs in public administration. The program is a great laboratory of theory, practical application, and robust discussion.

—David Waltz, City Manager, Blue Ash, Ohio, M.P.A.