Department of Political Science

Master of Public Administration

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NASPAA Accredited by The Commission on Peer Review and AccreditationThe Master of Public Administration degree program at Auburn University is a NASPAA-accedited program with diverse course offerings, dedicated faculty actively engaged in research, and an internship requirement that builds successful leaders for careers in public service. The two-year program provides an environment for networking, research opportunities, and program personalization through various graduate certificate options or a dual-degree program with Community Planning. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, some directly from undergraduate studies, while others have significant work or military experience. 


The faculty strive to give students the skills and tools to be effective "civic agents." The concept of civic agency guides everything we do to help students achieve their goals of public service careers. Most of our graduates go on to hold positions in public agencies, nonprofit organizations, or the private sector. Our alumni are effective members of their communities, whether at work or in volunteer activities. This is Auburn MPA. 

Nationally ranked, Internationally Recognized 

The MPA program at Auburn University is nationally ranked (number 37 of public leadership and management programs and number 77 of public affairs programs) and is one of the best in Alabama and the Southeast region. The program is also ranked internationally as one of the top 200 public administration programs.  
 

Graduation Rates and Program Outcomes

Graduation Rates 2012-2013

Graduation outcomes pie chart

1 The graduate rate statistic is based on the percentage of the full 2012-2013 academic year matriculating cohort who graduated within 2 years and 4 years. This includes both full time and part time students. Source: Auburn University Office of Institutional Research
2 The post graduation outcome statistics are based on based on students who graduated during degree years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 and includes full and part time students. The unknown students are international students that we have not been able to contact post graduation.

 

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For more information

Bridgett King

Dr. Bridgett King

MPA Program Director and Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Auburn University, AL 36849
Bak0020@auburn.edu
8030-C Haley Center
334-844-6301

Last Updated: March 20, 2019