News and Events

Spring 2022 Master of Public Administration Graduation Video

Celebrating the May 2022 Graduates.

MPA Virtual Commencement December 2021

Virtual Commencement video honoring our December 2021 graduates from the Master of Public Administration program.  

WVU Department of Public Administration joins The Concord Coalition podcast

Dr. Karen Kunz, Elizabeth Satterfield, and Mason Arbogast (two graduate students), from WVU’s Department of Public Administration join The Concord Coalition’s podcast, Facing the Future, to talk about Senator Manchin’s role in passing the Build Back Better Act. In a rousing discussion, the students also share their thoughts about issues facing them and future generations. To listen to the podcast, or read a transcript of the discussion, go to

Commemorating a Century of Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Hosted by American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA), Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM), and National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)

MPA Virtual Commencement Spring 2021

Celebrating our Public Administration May 2021 graduates.  

MPA Virtual Commencement Video December 2020 Graduates

Celebrating the Public Administration December 2020 Graduates with a special video. 

WVU honors three faculty members with Big 12 Fellowship awards

Three WVU faculty members have been named as the 2019-2020 recipients of the University’s Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program:

Fiscal Fallout Contest Awards

At the start of the year the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a Washington DC think tank, announced a student competition to imagine the long-term impacts of the ballooning federal deficit and debt. Students across the country were encouraged to submit (up to) 2-minute videos or 10 page narratives. The Master of Public Administration's budget students worked in teams to submit entries, which included social media mock-ups, including an Instagram influencer and a "talking" cat, an overheard conversation at a coffee shop, a short story and graphic novel, a song, and a horror movie trailer.  One team took third place and a $500 cash prize with their entry, entitled Humans of the Debt, watch the video here