Master of Public Administration
- The MPA degree is appropriate for those seeking a career in government or non-profit organizations. It is also for those interested in PhD programs or law school.
- The MPA has elective concentrations in several subfields including: management, public health, non-profit organizations.
- The Graduate Certificate of Public Management (GCPM) is for students who want some training in public management but do not desire admission into a master program.
- The MPA is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
- Members of the department's faculty were named Teacher of the Year in 2001-02, when Dr. Robert Sanders received the award, and in 2002-03 when Dr. Said Sewell was recognized.
- MPA students who are not employed full time complete a semester internship for academic credit. Internships are in national, state or local government.
- Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) positions are available for a limited number (4) of MPA students.
- National, state, county and municipal government employment; non-profit employment; law school and PhD program admission.
- Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
- Georgia ASPA
- Theories of public organization, health policy and environmental policy, legislative term limits and environmental health policy
- Political thought (classical, modern and American), administrative law and theory of public administration
- Local democracy and community organizing
- Personnel Administration, public policy, environmental policy, animal rights
- Lobbying activities and immigration policy
- Local governance, privatization of social services, Georgia government and the GeorgiaGain program