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Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a 39-credit hour academic program that prepares students for a career in public service.  It is the only internationally accredited MPA program offered in West Virginia.

Master of Legal Studies

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program is a 30-credit hour online academic program that prepares students for a career that interacts with the law and the legal system.


The Department offers a graduate certificate program in Community Development Policy Practice.

Graduate Certificate

Dual Degrees

The WVU Public Administration Department offers dual degrees in partnership with several other programs. Adding a master's degree in Public Administration to an existing program helps you learn the critical skills to enhance the impact you'll have on the world. The programs are designed by both schools, so they are cohesive and the coursework is complementary. And, you'll earn both degrees in less time than it would take to earn them separately.


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