UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Master of Public Affairs

Upon successful completion of the Master of Public Affairs, UT Dallas graduates will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills essential for a good leader with an ability to use data and subject-matter knowledge to communicate and make sound and ethical decisions that take into consideration the diverse fabric of the citizenry.

  • Engage in critical thinking to resolve complex problems associated with effectively managing diverse human assets within dynamic organizational environments.
  • Students work and present policy briefs, critiques, literature reviews, and research papers all aimed at improving problem solving, oral comprehension, oral expression, and written comprehension skills.
  • Develop active listening, critical judgement, and decision-making skills to lead others in organizational and policy-making environments.
  • Develop critical thinking and comprehension skills for measuring performance and evaluating the impact of a program or policy.