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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

Description of Program

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.

Degrees Offered

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


  Management of International Non-governmental Organization
  Public Administration, Fifth-Year
  International Stablization & Recovery
  Nonprofit Management
  Public Management

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