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At its core, the JMU M.P.A. program is best suited to students who have a commitment to public service. 

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Description of Program

The M.P.A. degree is the recognized professional degree in public administration and is appropriate for students pursuing public service careers in government, nonprofit organizations, and private sector firms providing services to governments. The MPA program welcomes applications from recent undergraduates and experienced professionals seeking to develop and strengthen a broad set of administrative skills.

The M.P.A. program of James Madison University promotes engaged citizenship and public service responsive to diverse needs and perspectives. The program cultivates effective and ethical analysts, managers and leaders for work in local, national and global contexts.

Degrees Offered

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)


International Stabilization and Recovery Operations
Management in International Non-governmental Organizations
Nonprofit Management
Public Management
Individualized Concentration

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