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Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) in Public Administration - See Concentrations

At its core, the JMU Public Administration program is best suited to students who have a commitment to public service.

internship waiver for public service
Small classes


The Public Administration program is appropriate for students pursuing public service careers in government, nonprofit organizations, and private sector firms providing services to governments. The  program welcomes applications from recent undergraduates and experienced professionals seeking to develop and strengthen a broad set of administrative skills. Also, qualified JMU undergraduates can complete the program in their 5th year.

The Public Administration 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.


  • Management of International Non-governmental Organization
  • Public Administration, Fifth-Year
  • Individual 
  • International Stabilization & Recovery
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Management
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