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    Jun 22, 2024  
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Administration

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The Master of Public Administration degree is designed to help prepare an individual for career service in national, state or local government; in regional planning agencies; and in non-profit or voluntary organizations. The program’s mission is to enhance the performance of public and nonprofit organizations in our region and the nation by preparing a new generation of public service leaders to competently and ethically lead public and nonprofit organizations.  As an interdisciplinary professional degree program, we seek to

  • provide a broad education for individuals entering government and nonprofit organizations in administrative positions
  • enhance the capabilities and performance of individuals currently serving in management positions in our region
  • produce relevant public administration research
  • provide active public service to support and improve the quality and delivery of public services in our region

In support of the four components of our mission statement, the program faculty has articulated the following values which we believe reflect the heart of our discipline.  We seek to have a program that

  • Emphasizes integrity—accountability, honesty, fairness and ethical behavior in personal and professional relationships and activities
  • Inspires faculty and students to public service that reflects the highest ideals of citizenship and service to the community, the nation, and the world
  • Emphasizes democratic values so students observe and respect the Constitution and the rule of law in service to the public
  • Develops professionalism by emphasizing competence, excellence, efficiency, objectivity, and impartiality
  • Focuses on equity and diversity through emphasizing that public administration professionals’ exercise of authority and responsibility must always be tempered by a respect for human dignity, fairness and social equity.

Admissions Procedures and Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

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