Master of Public Administration Program

MPA Director's Welcome 

Angela Pool-Funai photo

Welcome! We are delighted that you are visiting our MPA website today. Let me take this opportunity to share with you some of the reasons for considering SUU's NASPAA-accredited degree program. As you may know, the public sector continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. There is increasing demand for professionals who can lead governments, organizations, and educational institutions. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, leaders with a graduate education statistically earn $19,000 more per year than those with a Bachelor's degree.

What makes our program so special, you may ask? First, our program was designed with you, the student, in mind. Our courses offer a healthy mix of scholastic rigor and practical application, providing you with a leading edge that will help you stand out in the industry and advance your career. Through our specially-designed curriculum experience, you will hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills so that you are better equipped to address real-world administrative dilemmas. When you enroll in SUU's MPA program, you will have access to: attentive, well-trained faculty who possess solid industry experience; small seminar-style class sizes; specialized track options; and supportive administrative staff s who genuinely care about you and your success all at a very affordable cost.

We would enjoy the opportunity to speak with you personally about some of the many advantages of enrolling in SUU's MPA program.

Angela Pool-Funai, DPA
Director, MPA Program