The mission of the WVU Department of Public Administration
is to prepare professionals in public service to identify challenges and
opportunities and to facilitate positive change in the communities of West
Virginia, the region, and beyond.
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 graduate certificate programs in Community Development Policy & Practice and Healthcare Administration.Graduate Certificates
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