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What can an MPA do for you? Meet Our Students and check out our new MPA Professionals Interview Series!


The mission of the Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Marshall University is to prepare graduate students to competently lead and manage government and non-profit agencies. Our interdisciplinary curriculum strengthens students’ capacity for understanding the socioeconomic environments and geopolitical dimensions in which governments and non-profits work to meet societal needs, emphasizing the value of ethics, transparency and professional service in public administration.


Below, see three of our MPA students presenting research at the Spring 2016 Lewis College of Business Biannual Graduate Research Symposium, graciously sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism:

Meghan Shears presents research on gender diversity



Charles Gilkerson, an upcoming graduate of our program,
presents research on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

Charles Gilkerson presents research Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)




Meghan Shears, a second year MPA student,
presents research on gender diversity.


Malak Khader presents research on managing diversity




Malak Khader, a second year student, presents research on managing diversity.