Welcome to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the University of Southern Indiana! Our program is designed to train and prepare you to be future managers, administrators, and leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors throughout the Evansville area, Southwest Indiana, the Tri-State region, the State of Indiana, and the Midwest.
The MPA program is the preferred degree program for individuals who hold or hope to acquire a supervisory position in the public or nonprofit sector. Individuals interested in these career sectors pursue the MPA to improve their management-related job skills and performance, obtain leadership positions within their current organizations, or begin their career in a public or nonprofit organization. Some pursue the MPA to strengthen their academic credentials and knowledge of the public sector in order to prepare for law school or doctoral level work.
Students may choose a specialization in either public sector administration or nonprofit administration.