Master’s of Public Administration Ranked Top in Nation

Published: May 21, 2018 | Author: Cami Mathews | Read Time: 1 minutes

Students in class with Professor Ravi RoyTop Management Degrees recently ranked Southern Utah University’s Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) program among the top 50 in the nation. The program was the only one featured from the state of Utah.

The ranking was designed to find the best online MPA degrees available. The original list started with over 330 schools, all of which were evaluated on accreditations, affordability, and prestige.

SUU’s MPA program was ranked #32 overall with the note “SUU has a reputation for being one of the top programs for students pursuing management careers in the public and non-profit sectors.”

The MPA can be completed on-campus or 100% online. There are three tracks offered, in state and local government, criminal justice, and in higher education, for students who would like to specialize. The 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.

“I have a deep love for higher education and the importance of providing a quality educational experience for all students,” said Amy Humphries, MPA student. “I wanted to further my own education in a way that would help me help other students.”

An MPA from SUU can be a catalyst to prepare students for administrative positions, become involved in public affairs within the community, create career advancement opportunities, and continue their education by attending law school or a Ph.D program.

“We are thrilled that our MPA program is being recognized on a national scale,” said Dr. Angela Pool-Funai, director of the MPA program. “It is due, in large part, to our outstanding alumni who are making a difference in their fields and sharing their experiences about Southern Utah University with colleagues and friends.”

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