To be eligible for admission to the master's program, you must:
- Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Present an official transcript showing at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average for undergraduate studies; applicants who do not have a 2.75 or greater GPA may be admitted with sufficient work experience.
- Students without relevant undergraduate coursework may be required to take an introductory course
- Provide a current resume
Visit the Graduate Admissions page for more information about deadlines, fees and other important details. Learn about admission and entry into the Public Administration Master's program at PA's Shippensburg University.
This program has an 8-week course structure, which means students can take two courses within a typical semester without the courses overlapping. To earn an MPA, students must complete 36 credit hours. Students who have full-time managerial employment in a relevant profession may apply for an internship waiver when applying. If a waiver is granted, students choose a 3-credit hour experiential skill course for a total of 33 credit hours. See the Graduate Catalog for a complete list of courses and requirements.