The Master of Public Administration offered at JSU allows students to choose a concentration that is most appropriate to their career goals. We offer five concentration areas:

- Administrative Management
- Criminal Justice
- Education
- Emergency Management
- Political Science
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The most recent information on the Master of Public Administration degree can be found in the 2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin, pages 353-355.

Online Options

We offer all core public administration degree courses online.  With some planning, you may be able to complete the following concentrations completely online:

  •  Administrative Management
  •  Criminal Justice
  •  Education
  •  Emergency Management
  •  Political Science
For more information please make contact with our MPA Director, Dr. Paul Hathaway, at (256)782-5652.

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