New Mexico State University

Public Administration (MPA)

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The New Mexico State University graduate program in Public Administration leads to a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree. The MPA combines the specific needs of an administrative career, the opportunity for specialized practical experience, and the breadth of a liberal arts education. Designed for individuals who recently completed undergraduate degrees and returning students, the program presents contemporary trends in the field and prepares graduates for administrative positions in the public or nonprofit sectors or doctoral level study. The program is structured to foster public service leadership by teaching students how to confront theory with practice and practice with theory. The program requires the completion of 42 credit hours and while some coursework may be taken online, the program mode of delivery is predominately via face-to-face courses on the NMSU main campus. The program accepts applications for admission twice per year and has established two priority deadlines: March 1st for fall admission and October 1st for spring admission.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Christina Medina
Associate Professor and MPA Program Director
Department of Government

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