Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Public Administration


MPA program is placed on moratorium. We are no longer accepting applications for the program.



The purpose of the MPA program is to prepare students for professional public service employment and to enhance the professional skills of mid-career public administrators. The MPA curriculum offers professional education in the areas of research methodology, program evaluation and policy analysis, organizational management, public budgeting and finance, public personnel administration, local government administration and public sector ethics. Most of the courses in this program are offered in the evening allowing for flexible completion of the program.


*The photo at the top of this page is of a federal building in Billings, MT—a potential site for internships or employment for MPA students.


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5 Reasons to Choose MSUB for this Degree

  1. Our graduates find public service careers at all levels of government and non-profit organizations

  2. Nearly all classes are offered once a week in the evening to accommodate working students. Some classes may be offered online.

  3. Low student/teacher ratio

  4. Students develop skills in public management, leadership, and analysis

  5. Students develop a broad understanding of governance



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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