The NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration offers a unique combination of theory and practice that ensures our students leave equipped with the critical thinking, problem-solving, and people skills essential to professional success. We attract a diverse student body from all undergraduate majors and walks of life. We provide high-quality internship opportunities to give our students the practical experience necessary to compete for today’s jobs. Working professionals in our program gain valuable management and leadership skills essential to career advancement. Students coming directly from an undergraduate degree learn the basic management, human relations, and budgeting skills employers are looking for in a competitive job market. Our graduates work at all levels in an amazing variety of organizations and fields—law enforcement, national parks, local government, economic development organizations, the military, and nonprofits.

Degree Offerings


Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Political Science to Master of Public Administration


Master of Public Administration


Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice