Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Leadership for the Public Sector
Southern Utah University's MPA can be completed on-campus or 100% online. The program offers two tracks, in state and local government and in higher education, for students who would like to specialize. This NASPAA-accredited program gives students valuable experience in public sector work and can pave the way for municipal, state, and federal employment. More than 60% of the students in the program are full-time working professionals.
A Master in Public Administration from Southern Utah University is a highly versatile and marketable degree. Career opportunities for individuals with an MPA may include: federal/state/local government, higher education administration, HR management , law enforcement administration, management consulting, or non-profit management. These career paths provide many substantially different opportunities and can make a difference in local and global communities.
An MPA from Southern Utah University can be a catalyst to:
- Prepare students for administrative positions
- Become involved in public affairs within the community
- Create career advancement opportunities
- Many graduates continue their education by attending law school or a Ph.D program