Political Science & Planning
Scholarships
  • The Dudley Crosson Scholarship
  • The Lee W. Wash Political Science Award

Public Administration

Master of Public Administration
Program Strengths
  • 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.
Special Opportunities
  • 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.
Job Opportunities
  • National, state, county and municipal government employment; non-profit employment; law school and PhD program admission.
Organizations
  • Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
  • Georgia ASPA
  • ASPA
  • NASPAA
Faculty Specialties/Interests
  • 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