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Master of Public Administration 

Bringing Career Enhancement to Governmental, Private and Nonprofit Organizations

The Master of Public Administration, MPA, a vital professional program, provides broad based training in subjects such as economics, policy analysis, management and communications. The graduate program offers a career enhancement path for individuals who are employed by, or interested in working within, the public safety, private, corporate, nonprofit or public sectors.  The program will be offered at regional sites in north and south Georgia.  

This masters program provides the opportunity for qualified individuals to complete training requirements for the award of Management and Executive Career Development Certification through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Counsil (P.O.S.T.).  The program consists of twelve courses with 480 hours of direct instruction, supplemented by interactive online assignments.  Each course requires 40 hours of direct instruction delivered through a mandatory face-to-face residency component.  The residency component cannot be waived.

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The 24-month, 36 credit hour MPA provides a distinct advantage in regards to content and convenience: