Professor and Chair: Celia A. Watt, PhD
Formerly part of the School of Education and Human Services, in July 2017 it joined the School of Business and Management.
The mission of the Master of Public Administration program is to prepare individuals for management and leadership positions in public service organizations (such as government, nonprofit, and health care) and to do this in a responsible, accountable and transparent manner. Public administration is a program of graduate professional study for the Master of Public Administration (MPA). It is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). As an institutional member of NASPAA, the program is committed to quality in public affairs education and ascribes to the NASPAA Member Code of Good Practice.