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Master of Public Administration

This program is being discontinued and is no longer admitting new students. 

The mission of the WVU Master of Public Administration Program is to prepare recent college graduates and new professionals to make a difference through careers in public service in a wide array of settings.  

WVU's Department of Public Administration offers the only internationally accredited MPA program in West Virginia.  MPA Graduates typically work in government and nonprofit agencies, developing and implementing policies and programs.    

The MPA program offers:

  • Flexible course schedules
  • Full and part-time enrollment
  • Small seminar-style class settings
  • Opportunities to work directly with community and government organizations
  • Team-based projects
  • Internship, professional development and community service experiences
The MPA can be tailored to meet students’ professional interests and career goals through elective courses, areas of emphasis, and dual degree options. 

For Degree Requirements or more information check out the Graduate Catalog

Meet our Alumni 

Meganne Robinson

Meganne Robinson, MPA
Class of 2014

Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Delta, CO

 “In addition to learning the material in my coursework, my time as an MPA student trained my mind to work more analytically. Earning my MPA has enabled me to succeed in my career.”

 Frank Yeboah
Frank Yeboah, MPA

Class of 2017

Assistant Director of Athletics Compliance at the Ohio State University

“The MPA program opened my eyes to the many sectors that I'd be able to work in. The skills I learned in the program set me up well for the future.”