Master of Public Administration
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General Info

Online? Some Online
Evening Classes? Yes
Program Length: This program is designed as a 2-year full-time program, or a 3-year part-time program.

Careers: What can you do with a degree in Public Administration?

The MPA degree is a typical requirement for entry-level administrative positions in the public and nonprofit sectors. Some possible careers include:

  • Policy Development
  • Program Analysis
  • Program Funding and Lobbying
  • Public Affairs
  • Budget Researcher
  • City Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Trade Association Executive
  • Information Systems Director
  • Security Supervisor
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Government Relations Officer
Admission Criteria/Application Procedures


  1. Letter of application, which includes a personal statement of the applicant’s career goals and how the degree will be applied within those career goals
  2. Complete, official transcripts from all institutions attended
  3. Graduate admissions test: preferred 35th percentile in at least one test section of either the GRE or GMAT exams.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s academic performance and potential for graduate study
  5. A vita or resume
  6. Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0

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Contact Us

Please contact the office of Graduate Studies for information about this program, admission requirements, application forms, graduate assistantships and other scholarship information. Contact us as well for information about any of our graduate degree programs.

Our office is located in McMullen Hall, First Floor.
The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302

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