351 W University Blvd
Cedar City, Utah, 84720, United States
The MPA program provides an intellectual, collaborative and engaged learning environment where practical and theoretical concepts of public administration are presented within the historical, political, social, cultural and economic contexts. Students learn to act as facilitators in defining and pursuing the public interest. Those who are new to the Public Administration field will learn how to effectively manage in their organization and make ethical decisions that will benefit the community at large.
Versatile in its design, students may customize the program to suit their personal interests and career objectives. A variety of electives are available, and students may choose from course offerings in any combination of on-campus or online.
Master's Degree, MPA, Master of Public Administration - State and Local Government Emphasis
Master's Degree, MPA, Master of Public Administration - Higher Education Administration Emphasis
Master's Degree, MPA, Master of Public Administration - Criminal Justice Emphasis
Master's Degree, MPA, Master of Public Administration
Southern Utah University
Prospective MPA students must follow all of the Graduate Applications procedures outlined below. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation through SUU's Graduate Admissions Office. The reference letters can be emailed to the Graduate Admissions office.
In addition to SUU's graduate application requirements, prospective students must submit a Letter of Intent to the admissions committee. The Letter of Intent is an opportunity for the prospective student to introduce him/herself to the MPA faculty and is closely reviewed during the admissions process. The Letter of Intent should include information such as prior volunteer activities, work or academic experiences, career interests, and why the applicant would like to pursue an MPA at SUU.
**Writing Sample: The applicant must also research and respond to the following question: Should a government be run like a business? The response needs to be in APA format and no longer than two pages. The response should also include at least three citations.