Our society is constantly faced with new and challenging problems. The responsibility for coming up with innovative and effective solutions to those problems often rests with you, those in the front lines of public service–our teachers, doctors, public safety officers, and other public servants.
The mission of the Master of Public Administration program is to elevate the public sector and government service by preparing those interested in careers in public service to handle the varied and growing challenges of the modern world. Not only will you learn about the foundational theoretical approaches and processes of public administration, but you will, more importantly, learn how to conduct research and critically analyze current approaches in order to find the best solutions for society.The Master of Public Administration is designed to meet the needs of individuals currently employed in or preparing for political or administrative careers in public or governmental service. All graduate courses in Public Administration are offered online as web-delivered courses and the degree may be completed entirely online. Required courses are offered in a rotation that allows for students to complete program requirements within one calendar year.
Course work in public administration must be supported by a minimum of 9 to 12 semester credit hours of graduate course work in a related discipline. Students must pass a comprehensive oral examination of the coursework. Students may also submit and present a portfolio project. For more information about the portfolio, please contact Jessica Velasco.
The Master of Public Administration program at SRSU is also on the fire science exemption list. Eligibility information can be found here: http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=506
To access this exemption for the MPA at SRSU, please use submit this form.
NOTE: There are proposed changes to this program, including a reduction in required program hours (from 36 to 30). Updates will be posted upon approval.