Master of Public Administration

Augusta University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36

Program Description

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Augusta University is the preferred degree for professionals working in government and the nonprofit sector. 

Accredited by the Network of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the MPA degree is a versatile degree that allows students to advance their careers in numerous fields in the public sector, such as managing cybersecurity, economic development, criminal justice, city-county management, emergency management, and many others.

Many of our classes are scheduled at night and on the weekends to better accommodate the working professionals in our program and our faculty includes traditional academics, “pracademics” (academics with career experience in government or non-profit organizations), and working professionals to offer you practical experience.

Admissions Information

To be considered for admission to the online MPA program, the following items must be submitted along with your application:

  • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended, showing that you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, with a GPA above 2.7 on a 4.0 scale

  • Three formal letters of recommendation

  • Resume/CV

  • Proof of Lawful Presence: In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States.

    • Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified.

    • ALL applicants who are U.S. citizens must submit documentation that verifies their lawful presence in the United States at the time of application to admissions@augusta.edu.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration