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Program Details

Valdosta State University offers the online MPA. This degree will provide a comprehensive understanding of public administration and government, basic skills and a broadened perspective required of manager/administrators, strong oral and written communication skills, knowledge of current technology used in the fields, sensitivity of diverse groups, and distinguished analytical abilities. It is designed to allow in-service professionals the opportunity to meet the degree requirements in a swift, convenient manner. The MPA offers the Public Sector Management and Public Policy concentrations online.

Potential career opportunities:

  • Assistant City Manager
  • City Administrator
  • Budget Director
  • Budget Analyst
  • City Manager
  • and much more


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Satisfactory score on either the GMAT, MAT, or GRE
  • Acceptable cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Resume
  • Career goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)