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Academic Information

The Master of Public Administration degree is fully accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Program governance and admissions decisions are made by all core faculty in the MPA program.

The MPA program at The Graduate School of the College of Charleston is designed to provide the following:

  • A carefully structured core curriculum that focuses on the major components of modern public management.
  • An elective curriculum that allows the student to develop a program of study suited to his/her career goals.
  • Opportunities to apply administrative knowledge and skills and gain practical experience in a public or nonprofit agency.
  • Opportunities for graduate assistants to learn through participation in various research and community service projects.

For more information about the program such as degree requirements, specialized study, and core courses, please use the left navigation bar.