Master of Public Administration
Columbus State University

Program Details

The online Master of Public Administration is designed for those with professional goals related to public service in areas such as government agencies, health organizations, justice administration and law enforcement, as well as non-profit organizations and the private sector.  The program provides professional education and leadership skills for effective, efficient, and responsive public service necessary for individuals preparing for, or currently serving in, public service careers.  

Students learn to:

  • Participate in and contribute to the public policy process
  • Think critically
  • Articulate and apply a public service perspective
  • Communicate effectively
  • Interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges