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

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