University News

MPA Program Ranked #4 in Online Programs

December 02, 2016
Category: Academics

Angela Pool FunaiSouthern Utah University’s Masters in Public Administration (MPA) was recently ranked by The Best Master’s Degrees as fourth in the nation out of 134 institutions that offer online master’s degrees in public policy or public administration.

From the 134 initially selected programs, only 30 schools were selected to be highlighted based on accreditation and recent national rankings from major publications like Forbes magazine, The Princeton Review, and/or the U.S. News and World Report. The schools are listed in order of affordability with the first school being the most affordable.

“Our fully-accredited MPA program offers a flexible option for working professionals and pre-service students seeking an advanced degree, said MPA Program Director Angela Pool-Funai. “Whether someone is interested in higher education administration, state and local government, or some other aspect of public service, the MPA program is a great fit.”

The 36 semester hour MPA program is a professional degree suitable to all students interested in pursuing a career in management within the public or nonprofit sectors. Classes within the program focus on developing the ability to reason critically, to analyze important dimensions of public service, and to take coherent positions on key public administration and policy issues.

Versatile in its design, students may customize their program to suit their personal and career objectives. All MPA students can enroll in either online or on-campus courses. A student’s schedule can be made up of both online or on-campus classes, as long as all course requirements are met.

“We offer a robust selection of core classes and electives tailored to the needs of public sector and nonprofit professionals,” said Pool-Funai. “Students around the state - and beyond - can take advantage of our online curriculum. Our MPA graduates are well prepared to enter into or advance within their fields of interest.”

According to The Best Master’s Degrees’ website, “the mission is to help prospective graduate students make informed decisions about what kind of degree to pursue and where to study. The main focus of the site is to provide rankings and profiles of degree programs across a variety of the most common master’s degree areas.”

Contact Information:
Nikki Koontz, assistant director of marketing
435-586-5487
nikkikoontz@suu.edu