Master of Public Administration

Degree Program Overview

The MPA program at UGA educates students for professional careers in management and policy analysis in government and nonprofit organizations. The program serves students who are continuing their education following undergraduate school, as well as those who have been or are employed in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors and who are seeking to advance their careers. While most students seek the MPA as their final professional degree, some graduates of the MPA program enter PhD or other advanced degree programs and pursue careers in academia. 

The Georgia MPA is built around a comprehensive curriculum that combines both theoretical and practical aspects of public management and policy. The program is offered by the Department of Public Administration and Policy in The University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. It is co-sponsored by The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG).

Curriculum and Courses

41 hours total – 23 hours required, 18 hours elective


2 years/4 semesters – full time

3-4 years – part-time


Click here for tuition rates per program.

Potential Careers

Graduates of the MPA program have obtained administrative and management positions at all levels of government and in nonprofit agencies. The MPA Career Services Coordinator assists students in the employment process. For examples, please visit our website.

Associated Faculty

Program Webpage


Aaron Redman, (706) 542-9583