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Master of Public Administration


Prepare to be a successful public service administrators.


Master of Public Administration






40-43 Credit Hours

Course Requirements

What You’ll Learn in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program

Gain knowledge in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, analytical problem-solving skills and objective decision-making to prepare for a lifelong career in the public sector.

What You Can Do with an MPA

Pursue careers in government, public service, education and nonprofit organizations. You can also continue your education through advanced social sciences degrees or apply for law school admission.

What makes morehead state's program different

Our MPA program offers four additional degree options, allowing you to tailor your degree to your passions, interests and career goals.

Admission to the MPA program

  1. General admission to graduate study and a minimum GPA of 2.5 on the baccalaureate degree qualifies the student for conditional admission. (for criteria, refer to "Admission to Graduate Study"). 
  2. Unconditional admission requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the baccalaureate degree or an earned master's degree. Students who do not meet the requirements for unconditional admission may be admitted conditionally because the student earns a minimum GPA of 3.25 on the first 12 hours in the program. If a minimum GPA of 3.25 is not achieved, courses will need to be repeated until the minimum GPA of 3.25 is acquired. 
  3. Acceptable proficiency in social science, analytical skills and writing ability as determined by the MPA admissions committee from the following: undergraduate transcripts, writing sample, publication record and interview (required at the committee's request).
  4. Preferred TOEFL score of 525 or higher for international students; a lower score may be accepted with evidence of English speaking and writing proficiency.


program options


Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global & Legal Studies

354 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2655
FAX: 606-783-5096