Master of Public Administration

University of West Georgia
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $312.00
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Program Description

The Master of Public Administration Program at University of West Georgia is a professional degree program that relates academic study to administrative practice. The curriculum is designed for those individuals who are either now in the public service or who are seeking a career in government or nonprofit agencies.

Admissions Information

"Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

A minimum total score of 291 (combining Verbal and Quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). However, the following are eligible for a GRE Waiver (contact the MPA Director if you meet one of these criteria):

Applicant with an earned graduate degree from an accredited institution

Applicant with an earned undergraduate degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution

Applicant with an earned undergraduate degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 from an accredited institution and at least 3 years professional, full-time, public sector or nonprofit career experience

Applicant with a public or nonprofit work experience of at least 7 or more years in a full-time, relevant supervisory position

Two letters of recommendation from former professors or from job supervisors.

A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade average (GPA) equivalent on a 4.0 scale

A personal statement of about 1,000 words that describes your work experience, professional goals, the reasons you have chosen this program, why you want to attend UWG, and how the MPA program will help you achieve your goals.

A current resume

After you have applied to the program, if you will be completing the coursework 100% online, please submit this form: Online Declaration Form"

Program Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration