Master of Public Administration

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MPA at JSU: Promoting Excellence in Public Service

The MPA degree at JSU prepares you to start or advance your career in the public and non-profit sectors. You can choose from four concentration areas to ensure that your career is the focus of this degree. You will be prepared in the foundational aspects of public administration and learn the skills needed to become a leader in your chosen career field.

Top Three Reasons to Choose JSU
for your MPA Degree:

  1. NASPAA Accreditation -  The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) ensures the quality of our program.  Our program meets the same accreditation standards as many larger schools, but with more student-teacher interaction.  Our low student-to-teacher ratio ensures that you will get the highest quality courses taught by qualified area subject experts in a much more conducive environment.
  2. Choice of Concentrations -  The MPA degree at JSU offers you 4 different concentration areas.  This allows you to focus your career to what you want to do in the public sector.  We offer concentrations in: Administrative Management, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management and Political Science.  
  3. Convenient Course Offerings -  Whether you are wanting to take classes on campus or online, our program can meet your needs.  No matter how you choose to take your classes, the quality of instruction meets NASPAA standards.  We understand that many students have fulltime careers already and want the MPA to advance in their career.  We offer on-campus courses, hybrid courses (partially on campus and partially online) and 100% online courses.  

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Our NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program has been named one of the best programs (ranked #9) for earning an online master's degree in public administration in 2022.

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