Public Administration, MPA

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Degree Type
Master of Public Administration
Credit Hours
College of
Social Sciences & Public Policy

The MPA program prepares you for a wide range of positions in government and nonprofit organizations, with some graduates going on to successful careers in other fields such as consulting and think tanks. The program is open to persons from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. Our students include pre-service students who have not yet entered the workforce and are preparing for careers in government and nonprofit organizations, and in-service students who are already working and wish to improve their skills and career potential. The program offers career tracks in several fields, including local government management, financial management, evidence-based governance, emergency management, nonprofit management, and leadership and strategic management.

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Program Accreditation
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

University Accreditation: Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Florida State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.

Questions about the accreditation of Florida State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (