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.
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!
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.
As part of your MPA program, you can earn specialized certificates in Non-Profit Management, Public Management or Emergency Management.
Our faculty members have extensive experience in teaching, research, and services in the broad areas of public administration, policy, and non-profit management.
"I was a part of the MPA program, and it was some of the best years in my life. The professors are great, and the faculty and staff are very supportive. I really wouldn't be in my current position without all the help and support the UWG MPA professors provided me."
-Danielle Fluck, 2017 GraduateVideo Testimonial
" The faculty and staff in the MPA program are responsible for not only molding me into a young professional but also a public servant. The program expanded my interests and knowledge of the endless career opportunities in the world of Public Administration. "
-Akiebia Hicks, 2018 GraduateMPA Details
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.
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).
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.