Public Administration in Indiana
Indiana is the 38th largest state in the United States, and its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Approximately 6.5 million people live in Indiana, which is the smallest state west of the Appalachian Mountains that is part of the lower 48.
Indiana is surrounded by a unique blend of states. Illinois, to the West, is largely centered around the urban center of Chicago, while Ohio to the East is sometimes thought of as a rust belt state, even though it has some big cities. Kentucky, to the South, is considered a rural Southern state, while Michigan, to the North is a cold-climate Northern state. That leaves Indiana as something of a crossroads state, both geographically and culturally.
Indiana is well known for its history of auto racing and is host to two of the biggest professional races in the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400, both of which are held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Indiana is also home to the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts, but does not have a Major League Baseball team or a National Hockey League team.
Schools in Indiana that Offer a Master of Public Administration
There are four Master of Public Administration programs in Indiana, three of which are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana University at South Bend and Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne all offer accredited programs. Indiana State University at Terre Haute also offers the degree, but the program is not accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Indiana University at Bloomington is a very large public school, with more than 40,000 students, including more than 9,500 postgraduate students. Its athletic teams are known as the Hoosiers, and its basketball team is among the best in the country historically.
Indiana University at South Bend is located in South Bend, the home of the University of Notre Dame. Indiana University South Bend has more tan 8,000 students, but most of them are undergraduates. Only about 900 of the students at IUSB are postgraduates.
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is a unique school, in that it is jointly run by two public universities: Purdue University and Indiana University. It has around 14,00 students.