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

‘This program is right for any person who is passionate about government, service and nonprofits. It will provide the tools and skills to accompany the passion, to truly make important change in this world.”’

— Andee Banks (‘17M) Deputy City Manager, Harrisonburg

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.


  • Public Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • International Stabilization & Recovery Operations
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