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Overview

The Department of Public Administration at the E. J. Ourso College of Business offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA), a 45-hour degree program which emphasizes management, financial, and public policy expertise for those leading public agencies, non-profits and healthcare organizations, federal, state, and local governments, and for-profit organizations that interact with ​​governmental agencies.

The MPA program provides outstanding educational opportunities for those already in the workforce who wish to advance their careers, as well as those who seek an MPA immediately after earning their undergraduate degree. Our graduates have been successful in the public, non-profit, and private sectors, and have entered the Presidential Management Fellowship Program. They work for the federal, state, and local governments, become legislators and attorneys, join staffs on Capitol Hill in Washington, become members of the Office of the Governor, and hold key positions with national healthcare providers, among many other varied accomplishments.

The faculty members are highly energetic, student-oriented, and nationally-recognized for expertise in their fields. Every faculty member brings academic integrity, professional training, and real world experience to the classroom.

The Department of Public Administration offers the following:

Students in the Department of Public Administration have multiple opportunities to participate in various groups and organized events, including:

We invite you to get acquainted with the MPA Program at LSU, an extraordinary program providing a professional education for students seeking a career that is both interesting and vital.

 

MPA Program student listening to a speaker at orientation

Master in Public Administration

A 45-hour degree program which emphasizes management, financial, and public policy expertise for those leading public agencies, non-profits and healthcare organizations, federal, state, and local governments, and for-profit organizations that interact with ​​governmental agencies.

MPA students presenting at orientation

JD/Master in Public Administration

The JD/MPA is designed for students who intend to earn both a Juris Doctor and a Master of Public Administration concurrently. The degree is offered through the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and the E. J. Ourso College of Business.


 

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Accreditation

The Master of Public Administration is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.