IMG_4775-MThe 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.


We are taking applications for the Spring 2015 semester! To begin, click here.

Registration for Spring Courses begins November 10th!

The following MPA courses will be taught this spring:


ACC 510, Survey of Accounting

GEO 510, Urban Geography

GEO 516, Environmental Issues in Planning

GEO 526, Principles of GIS

LS 532, Human Relations in the Public Sector

LS 615, Leadership in the Public Sector

LS 645, Community Relations in the Public Sector

MGT 620, Human Resource Management

MGT 672, Organizational Behavior

PSC 553, Governmental Budgetary Administration

PSC 561, Urban Problems and Public Policy

PSC 604, Data Analysis

PSC 660, Seminar in Policy Administration

PSY 520, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

SOC 501, Population and Human Ecology

SOC 523, Sociology of Class, Power and Conflict

SOC 525, Race and Ethnicity