Master of Public Administration
(Please note: this program is not currently accepting new applications)
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree for those pursuing
administrative careers in government and non-profit organizations. The mission of
the MPA program is to promote professional excellence in local and state administration
in the public and non-profit sector, through teaching, research, and service.
The MPA is offered through the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), and serves part-time, mid-career, as well as full-time students. Through a focus on administration and policy at the sub-national level, the program strives to provide students, officials, and the larger community with an improved understanding of issues facing state and local public and non-profit agencies. The department also offers interdisciplinary certificate programs in health care, municipal administration and management of non-profit organizations. Other areas of specialization may be developed through the selection of elective courses in political science and other departments.