Master of Public Administration

East Tennessee State University

The Master's of Public Administration is a professional degree program that integrates theory and real world practice of public administration to prepare you for work in the public or nonprofit sectors.  Students enter the program from a wide variety of undergraduate majors and backgrounds.  We welcome potential students of all ages and backgrounds to apply-many of our current students are working professionals themselves. 

This highly marketable degree produces leaders who have the skills and passion to become effective administrators in the public sector.  Despite the economy's ups and downs, demand remains high for skilled and trained public administration professionals.  Urban Planning was even named a "Hot Job for the 21st Century" by the US Department of Labor.  Let our education strengthen your future.

The Mission

Our mission is to develop ethical professionals and leaders committed to the public interest, and capable of making significant contributions to the practice and scholarship of public and non-profit administration.