Think Fast, Go West

Ready to advance your career in government and non-profits? Now is the perfect time to get your Master of Public Administration (MPA) online at the University of West Georgia.

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Available Fully Online

The UWG MPA is the perfect marriage of convenience and support. Taking all your classes online allows you to fit instruction time into your schedule. Our unique, collaborative learning style means you’ll have a team of peers with you every step of the way. An added bonus: no out-of-state tuition!


In-Service Friendly

If you’re already working for a governmental agency or not-for-profit, we'll help you take that next step. Our program has an enhanced mentoring system through which the program supports student needs to maximize your academic and professional career success.

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Specialized Focuses

As part of your MPA program, you can earn specialized certificates in Non-Profit Management, Public Management or Emergency Management.

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Dedicated Faculty

Our faculty members have extensive experience in teaching, research, and services in the broad areas of public administration, policy, and non-profit management.    

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A Community of Learners

Students in UWG's MPA program can have rich networking opportunities with a truly diverse group of students – full-time and part-time; in-service and pre-service; and government/non-profit/private sector employees.


Affordable Tuition

Here at UWG, we understand your time is valuable and that you need to get your degree quickly to keep pace with an ever-changing job market. You can earn your degree as quickly as a year-and-a-half when attending full-time (two years if attending part-time).

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The UWG MPA degree is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA accreditation means a MPA from UWG upholds the highest standards of academic rigor and integrity in public service.