Master of Public Affairs
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Program Details

UTRGV offers the online MPA. This program enables graduates to serve in areas of public policy analysis, grant writing, managing local government, non-profit professions and political and public administration research just to name a few. Coursework provides the latest theories, trends and real-world practice-based scenarios that result in the skills you need for more rewarding opportunities.

The following courses are offered in the program:

  • Political Leadership: Decision-Making and Management in Public Organizations
  • Policy Implementation and Program Evaluation
  • Graduate Seminar in Public Administration
  • Public Personnel Administration
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Scope and Methods


  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Statement of purpose
  • Additional materials may be requested

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges