M.P.A. Areas of Study

Southern Illinois University



Areas of Study

The SIU Carbondale M.P.A. Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree is an important step for building your career regardless of whether you have just graduated from college or are in the midst of your career. Deciding to enter the M.P.A. program is a strategic decision, which will enhance your opportunities for furthering your own career as well as bring added value to your future employer. The M.P.A. degree will help you to synthesize your undergraduate educational experience, volunteer work, and professional experiences to more effectively pursue careers in local, state, or federal government as well as in non-profits and the international private sector.

The M.P.A. Program at SIU Carbondale offers two master's degree specializations: Aviation Administration, and Joint M.P.A./J.D. degrees.

For more information about careers in public service, job placement assistance and employment opportunities for MPA graduates, click on this link: (https://careerdevelopment.siu.edu/) or contact the M.P.A. Field Representative at (618) 453-3177 or mpaprog@siu.edu.