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Public Administration

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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is an important next step professionally whether you have just graduated from college or are in the midst of your career looking for advancement. Deciding to enter the program is a strategic decision, which will enhance your opportunities for furthering your own career as well as bring added value to your employer.

Our MPA program is designed to provide instruction in the core knowledge and competencies in public administration, as well as a range of additional subjects that fit your career interests. Our faculty work closely with our advisory board to ensure curriculum and extracurricular activities effectively prepare students for a career in public service.

Master's Degree

Our degree will help you to synthesize your undergraduate educational experience, volunteer work, and professional experiences to more effectively pursue careers in local, state, or federal government as well as in non-profits and the international private sector.

Areas of Study

MPA degree requirements are designed to provide instruction in the core knowledge and competencies in public administration, as well as a range of additional subjects appropriate to the student’s career interests. Our concentrations are:

Accreditation

The Network of Schools of Public Affairs, Policy, and Administration (NASPAA) accredits MPA degree programs. Our MPA program was re-accredited in 2015.

NASPAA accreditation

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