Southern Utah University

Humanities and Social Sciences

Master of Public Administration


351 West University Blvd.

Cedar City, UT 84720

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MPA is considered a terminal degree frequently sought by professionals entering or pursuing a career in the public or nonprofit sectors. SUU will require students to complete 36 graduate credit hours while maintaining a minimum 3.2 GPA to earn the degree. Students can complete the degree by enrolling full-time for two years. Graduate hours are divided between required core courses (18 hours) and emphasis courses (15 hours). Students must complete a major research project (MRP) and an internship. The MRP can be completed during the capstone or other courses and the internship may be waived if the student has been employed in public sector for more than 12 months. Initially courses will be offered on the SUU campus only. Beginning in the second year at least one course per semester will be offered online. The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice anticipates that within five years most, if not all, of the MPA courses will be offered on campus and online.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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