The MPA Program at Shippensburg University
The MPA degree prepares students for public-service careers with local, state, and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations. Students may earn their MPA by taking courses on campus and at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.
Students applying for the MPA program should have a 2.75 GPA with relevant coursework or professional experience. Applicants who do not meet minimum requirements may be required to take an introductory course. Contact the School of Graduate Studies for complete application requirements.
Shippensburg University’s MPA program is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration
(NASPAA). Central Pennsylvania has an active chapter of the American Society for Public Administration
(ASPA), the professional association. ASPA regularly hosts educational and networking events in the Harrisburg area, and MPA students often become chapter members, board members, or officers. MPA students are leaders in the Public Administration Student Association, the campus professional development organization. Shippensburg University’s Pi Alpha Alpha
public administration academic honor society received the NASPAA National Chapter of Excellence Award in 2014.