Master of Public Administration

Make public service practical

Public affairs – civic engagement – public policy

In Missouri State’s public administration master’s program, you will learn to:

  • Shape policies that benefit the public
  • Develop new ideas and strategies for dealing with society’s problems
  • Use the tools essential to success in the public sector
  • Enhance your career

Practical focus

Learning the practical applications of Missouri State's public affairs mission prepares you for a role as an ethical, culturally competent and engaged public sector leader. Through our expert faculty and comprehensive curriculum, you will gain opportunities to specialize in the following areas:

  • Public safety
  • Local government management
  • Public policy

Similar program

If you're interested in gaining graduate-level knowledge and skills in public administration without pursuing a full master's degree, consider the graduate certificate in public management.

Career success

Prepare for a career in public service and vital professional development in leading public agencies and nonprofit organizations. In the program, you'll develop theoretical and analytical insight into the problems of governance in a democratic society, into the interplay between politics and public service and into the relationships between elected officials and bureaucracy.

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