Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley just two hours south of Washington, DC, James Madison University is a beautiful campus with much to offer to its students. One of the standout offerings at JMU is the Master of Public Administration program. Obtaining an MPA is a great way to achieve career goals in the public and nonprofit sectors.
The Master of Public Administration degree is the recognized professional degree for careers in public service. JMU's MPA program enhances the administrative knowledge and skills of professionals already employed in government, nonprofit organizations and firms that deal extensively with government. The internship component also prepares "pre-service" students who seek to enter the public sector.
The JMU MPA Program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs & Administration (NASPAA).
Tuesday, October 22 - Miller 2104, 5:15-6:15pm Come for an interactive discussion with Grayson Sless, Leadership Development Coordinator at Rockingham Memorial Hospital where we will discuss current practices in leadership development within organizations... a great opportunity to pick up tips on growing your own leadership skillset. Spread the word! All are welcome.
Thursday, October 24 - Miller 1107, 4:00pm Are you interested in finding out more about the 5 Year MPA Program? Swing by this information session to ask questions and receive information.
Program in Roanoke
Now accepting applications for Roanoke MPA program. The new cohort of students will begin Summer, 2013.
Engaging in Community Classrooms
MPA students mix hands-on learning and service
Why get an MPA at JMU?
Class sizes, diverse faculty and a variety of opportunities appeal to students
|For those prospective students near the Roanoke, Va. region, JMU offers its Master of Public Administration at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. The program content is the same as what is offered on the Harrisonburg campus — only closer to your home! ... Learn about the Roanoke program||As part of an MPA independent study, Courtney Robinson ('09, '10M) volunteers at Mercy House to provide services to disadvantaged families. She is learning about the inner functions of the non-profit, working directly with clients, and has coordinated a fundraiser for the organization...Read more||
In a video created by recent grad Chad McCoull ('09), four MPA students — an assistant city manager, marketing professional, non-profit program manager and public policy director — share their diverse reasons for choosing the MPA program at JMU... View video