Program Overview

The mission of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program is to educate students for tomorrow's management and leadership positions in the public sector, including local governments, state governments, and nonprofit agencies. Public administrators in these positions are called on to act professionally, responsibly, and effectively as they pursue public purposes. The MPA Program is designed to fill the educational demands and needs in East Texas for better qualified public administrators. The MPA Program serves as a resource to promote professional administration of government and nonprofit agencies in our region.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    • Resume
    • Two letters of reference
    • An essay
    • Official transcripts
    • An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a 2.8 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work (exclusive of freshman-level courses). If your overall undergraduate GPA is lower than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

    School Overview

    Stephen F. Austin State University has a strong tradition of excellence in higher education. We know that sometimes barriers such as geographic distance, employment schedules, and family obligations sometimes prevent students from coming to campus or attending scheduled classes. With more than 20 online degree programs, SFA ONLINE is one way that SFA is working to make higher education more accessible and to help you reach your academic, professional, and personal goals.


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