University of Alabama - Huntsville

College of Liberal Arts

Public Affairs


301 Sparkman Drive

EB 131

Huntsville, AL 35899

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Public Affairs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Public Affairs is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding that is required to relate effectively to the American public policy process. Graduates will be prepared to make significant contributions within the public and/or private sectors of American society. The program provides the foundation for productive participation in organizations dedicated to the development, implementation, and evaluation of public policies in the United States. It is expected that the typical graduate will function within public organizations at the national, state, or local levels. In addition, the skills and expertise that are developed in the program will enhance the ability of graduates to contribute to the success of non-profit and for-profit private sector organizations whose activities involve intense interactions with the public policy system.


The University of Alabama in Huntsville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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