The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students for careers in public and nonprofit organizations. With specialized concentrations in public management and nonprofit administration, students have the ability to develop technical skills and expertise in these important and growing areas. The MPA program’s curriculum is designed to appeal to both pre-service students seeking entry-level management positions and in-service professionals interested in opportunities for further intellectual growth and career advancement. An integrated program of study teaches public administration though a carefully planned curriculum organized around a set of core management courses, a chosen program concentration, and a field internship. The program of study culminates in a comprehensive examination. Graduates of the program are skilled in applying theory and analyzing data to solve real world problems in management and public policy. The MPA program is housed in the Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies, which serves as a focal point for scholarship, teaching, and professional service in the fields of Public Administration and Policy.
Program Contact Information:
Trenton J. Davis, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Director, Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies
Phone: (912) 478-1400