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PI ALPHA ALPHA
HONOR SOCIETY
Third Annual Celebration of Public Service in Excellence and Pi Alpha Alpha Induction Ceremony,
May 7, 6:00 p.m.
Reisner Dining Hall,
Tuscarora Room
RSVP to Dr. Amanda Olejarski at amolejarski@ship.edu by April 30, 2015

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Contact Information

Master of Public Administration 
Grove Hall 424
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257
(717) 477-1718
mpa@ship.edu

Laurie Stader
Department Administrator

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Master of Public Administration


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The MPA program at Shippensburg University is designed to prepare students in general public management theory, techniques, and skills. The curriculum emphasizes broad-based analytical and managerial courses. Graduates of the program will be capable of assuming a broad range of positions in public service.

NASPAA Core Competencies

  1. To lead and manage in public governance
  2. To participate in and contribute to the policy process
  3. To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions
  4. To articulate and apply a public service perspective
  5. To communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry

The MPA program offers courses at two convenient locations, our main campus in Shippensburg and at Dixon University Center on Front Street in Harrisburg.

The program has 36 credits or 12 courses – students are required to take ten 3-credit courses and complete a six credit-hour internship. Professionals with over five years of public administration or related experience may have part or all of their internship requirement waived.

Program courses are offered in 8-week sessions. This format allows you to complete the program in as little as 18 months.

MPA courses are taught by full-time faculty who hold PhD degrees. Occasionally, we invite practitioners to teach elective courses and share their valuable professional experiences.

Program Admission Process

To apply to the MPA program you should follow the step-by-step directions below. For a detailed explanation of the requirements please consult the Graduate Admissions Requirements page.

  1. Complete your Graduate School Application. APPLY NOW! Send us your documents later.
  2. Send the Office of Graduate Admissions transcripts from each and every institution that has awarded you college credit.