Master of Public Administration

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Shippensburg University’s Master of Public Administration program prepares students in general public management theory, techniques and skills.

Shippensburg University MPA class at Dixon University Center

MPA graduates work in:

  • Policy-making positions with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal and state government
  • Local government
  • Not-for-profit agencies
  • The private sector

This program offers flexibility through:

  • Courses offered at two locations (Shippensburg University campus, Dixon University Center in Harrisburg)
  • Courses offered in 8-week sessions (complete the program in as little as 18 months)
  • Online course offerings (5 weeks in winter, 6 weeks in summer)

See the sample program schedule and curriculum information for more details.

Shippensburg University’s MPA program is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

To apply for the program, you should review the Graduate Admissions requirements. You will need to provide a current resume through the Ship Admissions portal.