Master of Arts in Public Administration
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree that prepares students
for administrative and leadership positions in governmental agencies and nonprofit
organizations. The program's student and teaching oriented faculty seek to contribute
to the development of professional individuals with an ethos of democratic administration
by providing them with a combination of solid academic learning and concrete practical
The MPA Program is a 36 semester-hour course of study that consists of three components:
An 8-course core curriculum is required of all students (24 hours); a 3-course concentration
of the student's choice (9 hours); and a professional exercise (3 hours).
- Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
- Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the
institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with at least 2.75 grade point average;
- Submission of an application to the Office of Graduate Admisions and a non-refundable
application fee; International applicants must also provide satisfactory TOEFL or
- Submit a statement of purpose essay of approximately 1,000 words addressing the following questions: "In what way
do you expect the Master of Public Administration degree to affect or enhance your
career goals and aspirations?
- A current résumé;
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty or work supervisors with direct knowledge of the applicant that address
the applicant's potential for graduate study and use of an MPA degree. MUST BE UPLOADED TO APPLICATION
- Students are admitted to the program based upon an overall review of all credentials
including any work and community service experience that indicates potential success
in graduate work and in professional public service.
APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES
This program accepts applications in Fall and Spring; the deadlines are:
Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be received
by the 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time of the posted deadline.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Program Director: Dr. Jerry Herbel
Program Office: 470-578-7869; email@example.com
Program Website: https://www.kennesaw.edu/master-degrees/public-administration/