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Master of Public Administration

Learn What Makes TROY One of the Best MPA Programs

Whether you're seeking employment with a government or nonprofit organization or desire to serve in the public or private sector. Troy University's Master of Public Administration program excels in training public leaders and provides an excellent foundation for a career or advancement in public service.

Public Service Jobs Abound!

While many students pursue the MPA to enhance their opportunities for promotion and advancement within their current organization, graduates of the program regularly find jobs such as policy analysts, program managers, grant writers, researchers, budget analysts, healthcare administrators, personnel specialists and law enforcement administrators. Combined with previous experience, the MPA degree equips graduates to rise to upper-level, supervisory and administrative positions within governmental or nonprofit organizations.

An MPA Degree That Fits Your Needs

A versatile degree program taught by knowledgeable and skilled faculty, the MPA is conveniently offered in class, online and through a blended program option. The Master of Public Administration degree can be completed in as little as 15 months. Students may need to complete an internship if they have not worked a minimum of one year in a paraprofessional, professional, technical or supervisory position related to public administration or nonprofit work. In addition to convenient options, the MPA program was ranked by GetEducated.com as a quality program at an affordable price.

Troy University MPA Program Mission Statement

The mission of Troy University's Master of Public Administration Program is to strengthen the quality of public service by facilitating learning, promoting scholarship, improving practice and engaging in public service. The program strives to develop graduates who bring to the public workforce the intellectual acuity, ethical commitment, and professional competence to effectively serve the public interest.

MPA Program Options

Master of Public Administration

The mission of Troy University’s Master of Public Administration program is to strengthen the quality of public service by facilitating learning, promoting scholarship, improving practice and engaging in public service. The program strives to develop graduates who bring to the public workforce the intellectual acuity, ethical commitment and professional competence to effectively serve the public interest.

The MPA degree is a 12-course, 36 credit hour curriculum of study. Students may take courses as pre-service, in-service, full-time and part-time students and through TROY Online. MPA classes are offered online, at the Troy campus, and in Atlanta. Students with less than one year of work experience in a paraprofessional, professional, technical or supervisory position that involves relevant service to the profession and/or public service will complete an additional three-hour internship course for a total of 39 credit hours. Students may substitute the PA 6694 internship course for one (1) elective course resulting in a total of 36 credit hours to complete the degree requirements. However, the student’s internship must be approved by the PA 6694 instructor in advance.

Certificate in Public Health Administration

The Public Health Administration certificate is a 6-course, 18-hour program that will teach students about public health administration, policy, legal and social issues and emergency preparedness.

Benefits of an MPA

 

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Launch a Career in  Public Service With an MPA

America is often referred to as the land of opportunity where anything is possible through hard work and dedication. Ask any elementary school class what they’d like to be when they grow up, and there are bound to be a few students who reply, “The President of the United States.”

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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus
  • TROY Online
  • Atlanta, GA*

*Courses available toward the TROY Online program