Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


The next step towards a rewarding career in public service

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is an excellent option for anyone interested in pursuing a career or furthering their knowledge and skills in the area of public management at the local, state, or federal level or nonprofit administration.

Benefits of the MPA program at Georgia Southern
  • Small seminar classes
  • Classes that provide ‘real world’ knowledge & experience
  • Concentrated programs of study
  • Most classes conveniently scheduled in the evening
  • Dedicated MPA faculty committed to student development and success
  • Paid Graduate Assistantships & other financial assistance
  • Network of Georgia Southern MPA alumni

Apply to the MPA Program for Fall 2019!

Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship (GA) position in the Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies should submit a resume and cover letter (discussing research skills) to  GA positions for the 2019-2020 academic year will be awarded in May 2019.  Additional GA opportunities can be found on the College of Graduate Studies website.

A Nationally Accredited and Respected Program

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is a NASPAA accredited degree program.  The MPA program has been ranked as one of the best graduate programs in Public Affairs by U.S. News & World Report and one of the nation’s most affordable by the College Affordability Guide.  The Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies is a member of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).







Last updated: 4/2/2019

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT STUDIES • P.O. Box 8048 • Statesboro, Georgia • (912) 478-1400