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Master of Public Administration Program

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the primary professional degree in both the public and nonprofit sectors. WKU’s MPA program prepares graduate students from diverse backgrounds to be productive leaders and managers in the public service by sharing practical and theoretical knowledge, encouraging excellence in both research and practice, along with fostering an environment of professionalism. Upon graduation from the program, students will have the skills necessary to lead and engage with a wide range of public organizations, programs, and policy areas.

The Master of Public Administration program is offered through the Department of Political Science at Western Kentucky University. The MPA program believes in the importance of the quality of education and has trained professional public administrators since 1973. Thanks to the program’s history it has an excellent track record of job placements and providing career opportunities. The program is an accredited member of Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA is the recognized accrediting agency for MPA programs across the globe. Achieving accreditation requires the MPA program meet high standards of public service education that are recognized throughout the field of public administration.

 

Program Benefits 

MPA has provided partnerships with organizations such as Kentucky's area development districts, the Legislative Research Commission and the Center for Local Governments. Our program is:

Versatile Learning
Versatile

There are various opportunities for student engagement and networking in both a professional and academic settings. The program offer a variety of class including ones that are face-to-face, online, and via satellite campuses.

Diverse
Diverse

The Program includes full-time student and it includes students who are also employed full-time in organizations including the military, law enforcement, other agencies of government, and nonprofits.

Practical People Working
Professional

The program blends public administration theory and its practice to provide students with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary for a successful career as a public administrator.    

 

Program Courses & Requirements 

The degree requires 39 semester hours of course work including completion of 18 hours of core courses. An internship is required of all students. A final written comprehensive examination must be passed. Thesis is not required.

Required Core

PS 501 | Research Methods in Public Administration - 3 hours

PS 530 | Public Sector Organizations 3 hours

PS 538 | Public Service Ethics 3 hours

PS 541 | Human Resources Management in Public Administration3 hours

PS 542 | Public & Nonprofit Budgeting3 hours

PS 560 | Public Policy Theory3 hours or 
PS 562 | Public Policy Implementation & Evaluation3 hours

Electives

Select 18 hours 

PS 500 | Workshops in Public Administration (1.5 hours, may be repeated for credit)

PS 510 | Problems in National Government - 3 hours

PS 511 | Seminar in State Government - 3 hours

PS 512 | Kentucky Government and Politics - 3 hours

PS 520 | Elements of Public Administration - 3 hours

PS 524 | Administrative Law - 3 hours

PS 526 | Local Government Administration - 3 hours

PS 528 | Civic Engagement and E-Governance - 3 hours

PS 543 | Politics and Administration in Rural Communities - 3 hours

PS 549 | Special Problems in Public Administration - 3 hours

PS 550 | Cultural Competencies for Public Administrators - 3 hours

PS 554 | Cross-Sector Collaboration & Conflict - 3 hours

PS 564 | Nonprofits & Public Policy - 3 hours

PS 566 | Environmental Politics & Public Policy - 3 hours

PS 580 | Directed Study - 3 hours

PS 597 | Professional Seminar in Public Administration - 3 hours

Internship

The MPA degree at WKU requires an internship of all students.

Students entering the MPA program with relevant public sector experience may, upon approval, have the internship requirement of  PS 595 or PS 598 substituted with PS 597.

Additional Info

The total number of of hours need to complete the program is 39.

The MPA degree requires 39 semester hours of course work including the completion of 18 hours of core courses. The curriculum provides a balanced blend of both the practical and the theoretical approaches to the art and science of public administration. An internship is required of all students unless awarded credit based on previous professional experience. Additionally, each student must complete18 hours of elective courses. The goal of these courses is to help prepare students for a variety of professional positions. In order to make the MPA program more accessible to students, classes are taught on the main campus of Western Kentucky University and via interactive television (ITV) in Owensboro, Glasgow, and Ft. Knox/Elizabethtown.

 

 

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The MPA program at WKU offers both online and face-to-face courses. All required course work is offered face-to-face and can be completed on-campus in Bowling Green or at the Fort Knox, and Owensboro regional campuses via onsite interactive television technology. To accommodate the schedules of busy professionals, most required classes and electives are offered in the evenings. Many elective courses are offered online during the fall and spring semesters. In addition, several elective courses are offered in the winter and summer terms. 

 

MPA Admission Requirements 

 

STEP 1: Complete the Online Application for Admission found on the Graduate School website.

 

STEP 2: Submit required application fee.

 

STEP 3: Request that official transcripts of the undergraduate and/any graduate work (from all undergraduate and/any graduate institutions attended) be sent directly to the WKU Graduate School. 

 

STEP 4: Achieve a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).

 

STEP 5: Take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and have scores sent directly to the WKU Graduate School. (Note: Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited undergraduate institution and/or 3 years of relevant work experience in the public service are exempt from the GRE requirement.)

 

STEP 6: Send two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic or employment experience, a Statement of Purpose, and a current resume to mpa@wku.edu.

 

Priority Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: June 15

Spring Semester: November 15

Summer Sessions: March 30

Winter Term: November 1

 

Program Options

Please click here to see the classes you can take as part of the MPA Program.

While in the MPA Program a you can earn two graduate level credentials at the same time - a Graduate Certificate in a specialized area and a Master’s Degree. Please click here to see what Graduate Certificates you can pursue while in the MPA Program!

 

Financial Aid

Graduate assistantships, as well as other forms of financial aid, are available to qualified applicants. Graduate assistants are required to work approximately 10-20 hours per week in the department during the academic semester. In this position, graduate students may assist department staff and faculty members in research, teaching, and service functions. Students interested in being an assistant are encouraged to contact the Director of the MPA Program.

  

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The Master of Public Administration Joint Undergraduate-Masters Program (JUMP) offers highly qualified and motivated students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in an accelerated time frame. The JUMP program allows students to count up to 12 graduate hours toward the completion of their undergraduate degree program as well as the graduate degree program.

 

Eligibility

To apply, students:

  • Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2.
  • Must have completed at least 60 but no more than 96 hours towards the undergraduate degree.
  • Must have a written recommendation from a WKU faculty member or academic adviser.
  • Must provide a writing sample to the director of Master of Public Administration program.

 

After admission to the JUMP program

  • Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 to remain in good standing.
  • Students who do not maintain the minimum GPA requirement may be denied graduate standing.
  • Students may take up to 18 hours of graduate courses and apply up to 12 credits toward both their undergraduate and their graduate degrees.
  • Students remain undergraduates until they meet all of the requirements for the undergraduate degree and are eligible for all rights and privileges granted undergraduate status including financial aid.

 

Admission to the Graduate School for JUMP students

  • In order to gain admittance to the graduate program, students must earn a minimum of 3.0 in each graduate course applied to the JUMP degree. Students who fail to maintain the GPA requirement may be denied graduate standing.
  • The GRE admission requirement for the MPA program is waived for JUMP students.
  • On admission to the Graduate School, the student is classified as a graduate student and granted all rights and privileges of WKU graduate students.
  • Students may count a maximum of 18 hours of graduate coursework toward the MPA prior to admission to the Graduate School.

 

Ready to get started?

Start your MPA JUMP Application now!

 

 

For information about the MPA JUMP Program, contact

Shannon Vaughan
Associate Professor
Director, MPA Program
Department of Political Science
Western Kentucky University
315 Grise Hall
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11060
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1060
270.745.2908

Graduate Degree Application - Program of Study Form (check JUMP at bottom)

MPA JUMP Application

MPA Handbook:

Click here for a PDF version of the MPA Handbook

 

Program Content and Timetables

The following procedures are required in order to ensure that you are making progress toward your MPA degree.

Program of Study:

This form includes a listing of the MPA program curriculum courses which the MPA student agrees to complete in order to receive the MPA degree.

NOTE: All MPA students are strongly advised not to register for any course work without prior consultation with their MPA Advisor.

(a) The Program of Study must be completed in cooperation with their MPA Advisor during the first semester of enrollment in MPA course work (or before reaching 12 hours of credit).

(b) The Form must be filed with and accepted and approved by the Graduate School during the first semester of enrollment in MPA course work.

Course Change Form

It is possible that some elective courses listed on a student’s Program of Study may not always be offered at a time suitable for completion. Changes (substitutions) for courses already included on the Program of Study form must be requested and approved by the MPA Advisor prior to enrollment in any alternative course work. The course change form must be approved by the Graduate School as well.

Transfer Credit

Up to 12 semester hours of transfer credit from an accredited institution may be accepted toward meeting the course requirements for the MPA degree. These courses must be properly identified as graduate level courses. Courses accepted for transfer credit must fall within the 6 year limit for degree completion. Requests for transfer credit must be approved by the MPA Director and the Graduate School. All requests for transfer credit must include supporting documentation regarding course content and requirements. Course outlines, syllabi and reading lists are appropriate for this requirement. The Graduate School must approve all requests for transfer credits.

Program Completion

The completion of the MPA program includes the successful passing of all courses on the student's

Program of Study, the successful completion of the MPA Comprehensive Exam, and the filing of an application for degree form (along with the requisite fees) with The Graduate School.

(a) Students are expected to file for graduation either during the semester previous to the semester of graduation or early in the semester they expect to graduate. These forms may be obtained online on the Graduate School website.

(b) Students who have completed at least 27 semester hours of their MPA coursework (including all of the required core courses) are eligible to apply to take the written MPA Comprehensive Exam.

(c) Upon successful passage of the MPA Comprehensive Exam, a report on the Comprehensive Exam, will be filed by the MPA program with the Graduate School.

(d) All necessary course work must, of course, be completed, all "incompletes" removed, and all records be complete and on file before the MPA degree will be officially awarded.

 

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WKU Important Links

While pursuing a Masters of Public Administration, you can also work towards a Graudate Certificate! The Department of Political Science offers the Certificate in Local Government Administration, but students have a variety of options they can chose from while in Graduate School. These options include:

The graduate certificate in Local Government Administration prepares students for careers in local government administration. The two required courses rely on a foundation of Public Administrative theory relevant to the current issues and skills necessary for effective and responsible local government administration

The certificate can be taken by itself or in conjunction with the pursuit of the master's in public administration or a graduate degree in another field. Course credits earned in the certificate program can be applied to the MPA. It is possible for students to complete their MPA with an emphasis in Local Government Management and receive the graduate certificate without completing additional coursework.

While local governments are facing greater demands, they have limited resources to meet these increased expectations. Enhanced professionalism and efficiency play a central role in the ability of local government and local government officials to address these challenges. The graduate certificate in Local Government Administration will help develop skills and knowledge needed to increase the effectiveness of local governments.

The Local Government Administration Certificate highlights the basics of local government administration, while also addressing emerging trends in areas like e-governance. The certificate requires 12 hours and can be earned online within a period of one year.

Required Courses (6 hours)
PS 526 Local Government Administration

PS 528 Civic Engagement & E-Governance

Elective Courses (6 hours)
PS 520 Elements of Public Administration        
PS 512 Kentucky Government & Politics
PS 550 Cultural Competencies for Public Administrators      
PS 554 Cross-Sector Collaboration & Conflict
PS 562 Public Policy Implementation & Evaluation     

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Shannon Vaughan by e-mail (shannon.vaughan@wku.edu) or by phone (Phone Num270-745-2908).

The graduate certificate in Nonprofit Administration prepares students for careers in, and service to, the nonprofit sector. Guided by national curricular guidelines, the focused program addresses current issues and skills relevant to the nonprofit sector.

What is it?
  • A 12 credit hour program that is 100% online.
  • Program designed to increase student preparedness for careers in, and service to, the nonprofit sector.
  • Program design was guided by national curricular guidelines. The focused program addresses current issues and skills relevant to the nonprofit sector.
Who is the program for? 
  • Nonprofit professionals interested in continuing their education.
  • Students preparing for careers in the nonprofit sector.
  • Community members interested in serving the nonprofit sector (e.g., board of directors, committees)

RSA 560 Issues in Nonprofit Administration

RSA 565 Nonprofit Grant Writing and Fundraising

RSA 570 Fiscal Administration in the Nonprofit Sector

RSA 585 Nonprofit Practicum

Additional information about these courses can be found by clicking here.

 

For more information, please, contact Dr. Raymond Poff by e-mail (raymond.poff@wku.edu) or by phone (270-745-2498).

The Organizational Leadership Certificate program provides an interdisciplinary academic graduate program through which students can enhance their understanding of leadership theory and practice while applying it directly toward their academic or professional area of interest. The academic requirements offer students a common basic curriculum of leadership theory at the graduate level and practical application of that theory to a specialized area of interest to the student. Additionally, the program allows the student to choose two courses from a broad interdisciplinary selection of courses for a total of 12 credit hours. Substitutions for these courses may be made with consent of the advisor. Students applying to the Graduate School at WKU can elect to pursue the graduate certificate in Organizational Leadership either by itself or in conjunction with a graduate program in a selected specific discipline.

Benefits
  • Enhanced career opportunities
  • Special lectures and interaction with local and regional leaders
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Applied activities
  • Leadership participation
  • Professional experience
  • Certificate becomes a permanent part of your academic transcript

I. Introduction to Leadership Perspectives (3 hours)

  • LEAD 500: Effective Leadership Studies

II. Electives: Pick 2 electives with advisor approval from the following 3 categories: (6 hours)

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Human Relations
  • Critical Thinking and Empirical Assessment

III. Capstone (3 hours)

  • LEAD 600: Leadership Capstone Experience

 

For more information, please contact Dr. John Baker by e-mail (Email:john.baker1@wku.edu) or by phone (270-745-5149).

The Communicating in Organizations certificate provides students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of how communication functions in organizations. Using foundational and current research in the field, students are exposed to organizational communication theory and processes. Students will take graduate courses that focus on general organizational communication theory, applied organizational communication, communication within specific organizational contexts, and one other course chosen by participants as especially relevant to their own work and interests.

Organizational Communication in Context (6 hours)

  • COMM 528 Comm in the Nonprofit Sector
  • COMM 561 Multinational Organizational Comm
  • COMM 564 Crisis Communication
  • COMM 571 Organizational Communication in the Digital Age
  • COMM 581 Applied Organizational Communication
  • COMM 586 Processes of Group Communication

Strategies for Communicating (6 hours)

  • COMM 523 Health Communication
  • COMM 553 Health Communication Campaigns
  • COMM 563 Issues Management
  • COMM 565 Communication and Conflict
  • COMM 566 Corp & Org Advocacy
  • COMM 568 Organizational Identification
  • COMM 577 Terrorism & Communication
  • COMM 578 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 587 Comm Intercultural Negotiation & Mediation
  • COMM 590 Intercultural Communication

 

For more information, please, contact Dr. Jie-Young Kong by e-mail (jieyoung.kong@wku.edu) or by phone (270-745-6578).

The certificate program in Emergency Management Disaster Science is designed to provide students with a strong technical knowledge base of the essential concepts of Incident Management. The program is designed as either a standalone certificate or for interdisciplinary incorporation into existing Masters, and Doctorate programs in Science and Engineering, Education, Leadership, and other disciplines.  

 

EMDS 500 Emergency Management Policy and Practices

EMDS 501 Understanding Natural and Technnological Disaster Risks OR EOHS 595 Public Health Management of Disasters

EMDS  502 Terrorism, Violence, Resiliency, and Response

EMDS 503 Advanced Disaster Planning, Management, and Preparedness OR EOHS 580 Solid and Hazardous Wastes

EMDS 504 Trends in Disaster Preparedness and Management

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Joshua Durkee by e-mail (joshua.durkee@wku.edu) or by phone (Phone Num270-745-8777).

Beyond these four Certificates, the Graduate School offers many other options.
Please click here to see what else you can do!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Western Kentucky University to pursue my MPA?

NASPAA-accredited since 2009, our program has been preparing students to be leaders and managers in public service for more than 45 years. Alums of our program lead across Kentucky as well as other states and in several countries as employees of federal, state, and local government agencies, directors of nonprofit organizations, and as university faculty and administrators. The MPA is an excellent, flexible degree suitable to a wide range of career opportunities for those interested in public service.

 

Is the WKU MPA offered online?

Our MPA program is not offered completely online, but we do utilize Zoom technology to connect students who want real-time, face-to-face instruction but it is not feasible for them to be on one of our campuses - Bowling Green, Ft. Knox, Glasgow, and Owensboro. Our students do not have to be physically present on one of the WKU campuses to complete the degree, but at lease 7 of the 12 required classes - the six core courses plus the capstone course - involve weekly, live, interactive class sessions. The instructor is usually based on the Bowling Green campus.

 

How often are classes offered and when do classes usually meet?

Each course meets once per week, usually fron 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. Central Time, and we try to offer 2 core courses and at least 1 elective each semester. Our MPA classes are offered Monday through Thursday; we do not currently offer face-to-face classes on Fridays or during the weekends.

 

Do you offer concentrations to fulfill the elective requirements?

We do not have concentrations, but several of our students choose to complete a graduate certificate to fulfill their electives; many of these certificate programs are offered via online courses. Information about the graduate certificates pursued most often by MPA students is available on our website at: (INSERT LINK TO MPA GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PAGE)

 

How do I apply for a graduate certificate program at WKU?

Students already admitted to the MPA program who wish to also pursue a graduate certificate need to submit an updated graduate application for their chosen certificate program. To avoid being charged an additional application fee, students must login using their WKU ID number and PIN. If a new login account is created instead, the system has no other way to see it than as a new application and will charge the fee. There is a $15 "application for graduation" fee required by the Registrar's office before that credential will be awarded; this fee is in addition to the application for graduation fee for the MPA degree.

 

What is the cost of obtaining the MPA at WKU?

For 2020-21, Graduate Tuition for Kentucky residents is $607 per credit hour (please see https://www.wku.edu/bursar/tuition_fees_2021.php for more information about tuition and fees at WKU). As of Fall 2021, students will need a total of 36 credit hours to graduate with the MPA.

 

How many credit hours will I need to complete the requirements for the MPA at WKU?

At 36 credit hours, our program is designed to make it easier for a student to complete the MPA degree in two calendar years.

 

How long does it take to complete the MPA, and can I take classes part-time?

Full-time students typically take 3 courses per semester (Fall and Spring). Without taking Winter or Summer session classes (which is the norm), these students graduate within 4 semesters (2 calendar years). Part-time students (those who are working full-time in addition to pursuing the graduate degree) typically take 2 classes per semester (some take only 1); those taking 2 classes each Fall and Spring semester, plus a class each Winter and Summer session, can also complete the degree in 2 calendar years.

 

How many courses should I take per semester?

We strongly discourage students from taking more than 3 courses per semester and also strongly discourage our student who work full-time from taking more than 2 courses per semester. Graduate study is not just more difficult than undergraduate courses; it is different in a way that requires more time and intensity of study, which is why 9 credit hours is considered full-time for a graduate student as opposed to 12 credit hours for a full-time undergraduate student. If you are going to invest this much time and money into a graduate degree, please allow yourself the time to get as much out of the coursework as possible.

 

Is a thesis, portfolio, or comprehensive exam required to complete the WKU MPA program?

We do not require a thesis; beginning in Fall 2021, our culminating event for the degree will be successful completion of PS 590 Capstone in Public Administration. Incorporating the comprehensive exam, creation of an e-portfolio, and completion of an applied research/internship project, the capstone experience gives students the opportunity to relate the many different elements of the MPA program to one another and to reinforce the practical applications of the different concepts and perspectives to be learned.

 

Are internships available or required to complete the MPA at WKU?

Students without previous experience in public or nonprofit organizations are required to complete an internship with an approved public or nonprofit organization. Students currently working in a public or nonprofit organization (or with previous public service experience) complete an applied research project rather than an internship to fulfill the professional experience aspect of the PS 590 Capstone in PA course. It is possible for students to take either PS 598 Internship in Public Administration or PS 595 Washington Internship and Seminar as an elective to obtain additional field experience prior to graduation.

 

What do I need to do to apply to the WKU MPA program?

Applicants must submit materials as required by the Graduate School; information on the process and the Graduate School requirements can be found at: https://www.wku.edu/graduate/prospective_students/index.php and https://www.wku.edu/pls/prod/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=wkumenu.P_AdmUnsecMnu.

In addition to the materials required for the Graduate School, applicants to the MPA program are required to submit the following directly to mpa@wku.edu:

  • two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic or employment experience;
  • a Statement of Purpose outlining how the MPA degree will help the applicant accomplish career goals and objectives; and
  • applicant's current resume.

Additional information about the program is available on the website at: http://catalog.wku.edu/graduate/arts-letters/political-science/public-administration-mpa/#programadmissiontext and also at: https://www.wku.edu/political-science/mpa-program/.

 

Do I have to take the GRE?

The GRE is required as part of the application to the WKU MPA progam. However, the GRE requirement is waived for students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited undergraduate institution.

 

As an international student, do I need to submit TOEFL scores? 

International students must also provide evidence of their ability to communicate in English through either a minimum of 500 on the written TOEFL, a minimum of 214 on the computerized TOEFL, a minimum of 79 on the Internet TOEFL, or a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS.

 

When is the deadline for submitting applications for admission?

We accept applicants on a continual basis and recommend that applicants have all materials submitted at least 2 weeks before the beginning of the semester in which they plan to enroll to allow time to get everything processed. Once all required materials are received, the application packet is referred to our admissions committee who makes the final decision on the application.

 

What is the minimum undergraduate GPA required for admission?

The WKU Graduate School requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 to be admitted in good standing. It is possible to conditionally admit students with a lower GPA. Our MPA graduate admissions committee makes the decision regarding conditional admission.

 

What financial aid opportunities are available?

The WKU MPA program does not offer scholarships. We offer a small number of competitive graduate assistantships that provide a stipend and partial tuition assistance; we do not currently offer any assistantships that would cover the full cost of tuition. Allocation of the assistantships for the upcoming academic year typically occurs in May, so completed applications are due by March 15th.

The MPA seeks to prepare students for a career in a variety of public and non-governmental organizations. An MPA degree from WKU can help many professionals kick-start their careers whether they want to work in the government, for non-profits, or for a public organization. Possible career paths in these fields include: City/Town Manager, Economic Development Director, Marketing Coordinator, Communications Specialist, Director of Government/Community Relations, Policy Analyst, and Executive Director Positions at various institutions.

The WKU MPA Program is ideal for people who want to shape the future - both for themselves and their communities. It provides the knowledge and skills which are necessary in order to pursue a career in a variety of local, state, federal, and non-profit organizations.

 

WKU Recent and Past MPA Grads are Working as:

  • Director/Manager for non-profit agency
  • County Judge Executive (CJE's)
  • Director of Regional Airport
  • Manager of Area Development District
  • Public Health Department Manager
  • Public school administrator or college president
  • National and state campaign manager

 

MPA Alumni:

2015 Alumni Survey Results

2015 List of Respondents' Job Titles and Employers

2013 Alumni Survey Results

2013 Alumni Careers

2013 List of Respondents' Job Titles and Employers

2007 Alumni Careers

Post Graduate Employment by Sector

Graduation Rates

 

Let's get in touch

We welcome questions about the program and the requirements for admission into the MPA program, and would be happy to forward application materials to you. If you are interested in applying, please visit here.

Shannon Vaughan,
Director of Master of Public Administration Program
shannon.vaughan@wku.edu

Tel: (270) 745-2908
Fax: (270) 745-2945

Department of Political Science-- Grise Hall #315
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11060, Bowling Green, Ky. 42101-1060

 

Mission Statement of the MPA Program

The MPA program prepares graduate students from diverse backgrounds to be productive leaders and managers in public service by sharing knowledge, encouraging excellence in research and practice, and fostering an environment of professionalism within the communities we serve.

(Revised June 26, 2013)

 

 


 

 

 

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