Master of Public Administration
Message from the Director
MPA Program Earns Reaccreditation!
Welcome to the MPA program at the College of Charleston. For those seeking public service careers we offer an advanced professional education in a setting that emphasizes hands-on teaching and the values and culture of a selective, liberal arts institution. Areas of special emphasis include nonprofit administration, arts administration, urban policy and planning, and environmental policy.
As we prepare for the 2014-2015 academic year and the new and returning MPA students we will welcome to campus, I want to share some outstanding news about the program. We have received unqualified national reaccreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA is the only accrediting body for US programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs, and has recently moved into international accreditation.
Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the highest quality education in public administration. It also means that we consistently identify and track the knowledge, skills, and abilities we expect our students to achieve.
If you are interested in learning more about the MPA program, please contact the MPA Office at (843) 953-6690.
Dr. Jo Ann Ewalt, MPA Program Director