About the MPA at West Georgia
Are you interested in a career in public service, or wanting to advance your position working for governments or not-for-profits? Then our nationally accredited and award-winning program is right for you!
The Master of Public Administration Program at University of West Georgia is a professional degree program that relates academic study to administrative practice. The curriculum is designed for those individuals who are either now in the public service or who are seeking a career in government or nonprofit agencies. The MPA program is designed:
- to augment the skills and knowledge of those already in the public service;
- to provide a professional graduate degree program to meet the growing need for many additional skilled, knowledgeable public administrators;
- to encourage students to pursue careers in government by providing public administration education; and
- to equip superior students for research and study at the doctoral level.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the MPA program at University of West Georgia (UWG) is to educate current (in-service) and future (pre-service) public service leaders with ethical behavior and professional competences that promote public service values extending from UWG’s values of achievement, caring, collaboration, inclusiveness, innovation, integrity, sustainability, and wisdom. The program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to advance the public interest through teaching, research, and service to the community.
Public Service Values
- Professional competencies
- Service to the public interest
- Diversity in the faculty and student population
- Ethical behavior
The MPA program at the University of West Georgia requires the completion of 36 graduate course credits. Students without social science preparation at the Bachelor's level will be required to take POLS 5200, Principles in Public Administration. A Core of 7 courses (21 hrs) is required of all MPA students. All of the MPA courses are available online.