Augusta University Master of Public Administration

Augusta University Master of Public Administration Welcome to the page of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at Augusta University.

Our NASPAA accredited MPA program offers a unique combination of theory and practice that ensures our students leave equipped with the critical thinking, problem-solving, and people skills essential to professional success. We attract a diverse student body from all undergraduate majors and walks of life. We provide high-quality internship opportunities to give our students the practical experience necessary to compete for today’s jobs. Our graduates work at all levels in an amazing variety of organizations and fields—law enforcement, national parks, local government, economic development organizations, the military, and nonprofits. Our program provides working professionals with: *36-hours of instruction in critical skills such as team building, budgeting, communications, human resource management, decision-making, and program evaluation *small classes scheduled at nights and one the weekends *a “doable” degree that can be completed in two to three years *a faculty that includes traditional academics, “pracademics” (academics with career experience in government or nonprofit organizations), and working professionals *instruction on the political, social, and economic environment in which government and nonprofit organizations operate a specialized track in criminal justice *electives in homeland security, emergency management, and grant writing to name a few

Mission: The Master of Public Administration program enhances the performance of public and nonprofit organizations in our region and the nation by preparing a new generation of public service leaders to competently and ethically lead public and nonprofit organizations. As an interdisciplinary professional degree program, we seek to: *provide a broad education for individuals entering government and nonprofit organizations in administrative positions *enhance the capabilities and performance of individuals currently serving in management positions in our region *produce relevant public administration research *provide active public service to support and improve the quality and delivery of public services in our region

Public planning is one of the jobs open to #MPA graduates. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 13% growth ...
06/21/2019

Public planning is one of the jobs open to #MPA graduates. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 13% growth in planning jobs by 2026! In 2016, planners earned a median salary of $70,020. Contact Augusta University Master of Public Administration to learn more about earning an MPA and working public planning.

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Department of Social Sciences
06/11/2019
Department of Social Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

#ICYMI Dr. Bemiller was awarded a grant by Georgia Trauma Foundation for her research on child abuse.

Want to know more about the research and the award? Read about it here:
https://jagwire.augusta.edu/archives/66001

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05/10/2019

Augusta University Master of Public Administration's cover photo

Congratulations to all of our Spring 2019 graduates!!! #prowld #GoMPA #GoPublicService Augusta University Master of Publ...
05/10/2019

Congratulations to all of our Spring 2019 graduates!!!

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Augusta University Master of Public Administration is at it again! Check it out, our Cybersecurity Workforce Study was o...
05/07/2019
Augusta named one of the capitals for cybersecurity

Augusta University Master of Public Administration is at it again! Check it out, our Cybersecurity Workforce Study was on the news last night!

Want to read the whole thing? Check it out on our website: https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/town_gown.php

https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Augusta-named-one-of-the-capitals-for-cybersecurity-509571081.html

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Augusta's being named as one of the cybersecurity capitals. With jobs growing in the field, AU is trying to keep more students local.

Spring 2019 Town & Gown with Dr. Laura Meadows
04/24/2019

Spring 2019 Town & Gown with Dr. Laura Meadows

Town and gown partnerships seek to cultivate productive relationships between universities and their communities. In our Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Augusta University, we believe strongly in serving the local community and helping foster beneficial partnerships.

Thank you Dr. Laura Meadows for speaking with us at Augusta University Master of Public Administration Town and Gown las...
04/24/2019
Town and Gown

Thank you Dr. Laura Meadows for speaking with us at Augusta University Master of Public Administration Town and Gown last night! Thank you to all who attended our Town and Gown speaker series!

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences #WeArePamplin Department of Social Sciences #StrongerTogethr #TownNGown

https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/town_gown.php

Join Augusta University Master of Public Administration for its Spring Town & Gown Event: A Conversation with Laura Mead...
04/17/2019
Spring Town & Gown: Laura Meadows

Join Augusta University Master of Public Administration for its Spring Town & Gown Event: A Conversation with Laura Meadows, EdD, MPA

This is a great opportunity to hear from someone with years of experience as a public servant in government, and the nonprofit sectors.

This event is open to the public please RSVP to attend: https://sp19towngown.eventbrite.com

#TownNGown #MPAevent #speaker #PublicService #PublicAdministation #LocalGov Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Social Sciences Augusta University City of Aiken, South Carolina Government City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism City of Grovetown, GA City of North Augusta - Public Information

Please mark your calendar's for the spring continuation of our Town & Gown speaker series. This semester our speaker is Laura Meadows, Ed.D., MPA.

Augusta University Master of Public Administration check it out! Alumna Bethany Pearson published an article in PA Times...
04/03/2019
Mindfulness: Cultivating and Maintaining Effective Leadership - PA TIMES Online

Augusta University Master of Public Administration check it out! Alumna Bethany Pearson published an article in PA Times!

https://patimes.org/mindfulness-cultivating-and-maintaining-effective-leadership/

#InTheNews #StrongerTogether Department of Social Sciences Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Augusta University ASPAAN Goiânia

Mindfulness techniques such as deep-breathing exercises help people decompress and sharpen their focus. This is especially important for students and young people. We must equip our future leaders with the tools to work through tough challenges.

Join Augusta University Master of Public Administration for its Spring Town & Gown Event:  A Conversation with Laura Mea...
04/02/2019
Spring Town & Gown: Laura Meadows

Join Augusta University Master of Public Administration for its Spring Town & Gown Event: A Conversation with Laura Meadows, EdD, MPA

This is a great opportunity to hear from someone with years of experience as a public servant in government, and the nonprofit sectors.

This event is open to the public please RSVP to attend: https://sp19towngown.eventbrite.com

#TownNGown #MPAevent #speaker #PublicService #PublicAdministation #LocalGov Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Social Sciences Augusta University - Master of Public Administration - Student Association Augusta, Georgia Evans, Georgia Grovetown, Georgia North Augusta, South Carolina City of Aiken, South Carolina Government City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety City of North Augusta - Public Information City of Grovetown, GA Aiken Downtown Development Association Aiken County Government

Please mark your calendar's for the spring continuation of our Town & Gown speaker series. This semester our speaker is Laura Meadows, Ed.D., MPA.

Join Augusta University Master of Public Administration for its Spring Town & Gown Event:  A Conversation with Laura Mea...
03/27/2019
Spring Town & Gown: Laura Meadows

Join Augusta University Master of Public Administration for its Spring Town & Gown Event: A Conversation with Laura Meadows, EdD, MPA

https://sp19towngown.eventbrite.com

#TownNGown #MPAevent #speaker #PublicService #opentothepublic #PublicAdministation #LocalGov Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Social Sciences Augusta, Georgia Augusta University Aiken Downtown Development Association City of Aiken, South Carolina Government City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism City of North Augusta - Public Information City Of Augusta, Ga City of Grovetown, GA

Please mark your calendar's for the spring continuation of our Town & Gown speaker series. This semester our speaker is Laura Meadows, Ed.D., MPA.

Join Augusta University Master of Public Administration for its Spring Town & Gown Event:  A Conversation with Laura Mea...
03/22/2019
Spring Town & Gown: Laura Meadows

Join Augusta University Master of Public Administration for its Spring Town & Gown Event: A Conversation with Laura Meadows, EdD, MPA

https://sp19towngown.eventbrite.com

#TownNGown #MPAevent #speaker #PublicService #PublicAdministation #LocalGov Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Social Sciences

Please mark your calendar's for the spring continuation of our Town & Gown speaker series. This semester our speaker is Laura Meadows, Ed.D., MPA.

Augusta University Master of Public Administration check it out! Dr. Hatcher was interviewed in The Augusta Chronicle ab...
03/22/2019
Sales taxes keep Augusta-area government projects moving

Augusta University Master of Public Administration check it out! Dr. Hatcher was interviewed in The Augusta Chronicle about sales tax and how they work!

https://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20190316/sales-taxes-keep-augusta-area-government-projects-moving

#WeArePamplin #IntheNews #StrongerTogether Department of Social Sciences Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

It’s so easy that a child buying a yo-yo pays in. The sales tax seems like a permanent fixture as area governments rely heavily, if not almost

Choose flexibility with a degree where people work in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors!To find out more about ...
03/20/2019

Choose flexibility with a degree where people work in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors!

To find out more about our program contact us: [email protected]

https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/

@aug_mpa @AUG_SocSci @AUG_Pamplin #WeArePamplin #StrongerTogether #Advance

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03/12/2019

Mad Potters Organization

Save the date!
We will be continuing the sale March 21-22 at the Augusta Municipal building downtown!

Pick a degree that respects your responsibilities as a working professional and advance your career with us!To find out ...
03/12/2019

Pick a degree that respects your responsibilities as a working professional and advance your career with us!

To find out more about our program contact us: [email protected]

https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/

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Choose flexibility with a degree where people work in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors!To find out more about ...
03/06/2019

Choose flexibility with a degree where people work in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors!

To find out more about our program contact us: [email protected]

https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/

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Want to earn TWO DEGREES in FIVE YEARS?To find out more about our #BA2MPA program contact us: mpa_program@augusta.eduhtt...
02/27/2019

Want to earn TWO DEGREES in FIVE YEARS?

To find out more about our #BA2MPA program contact us: [email protected]

https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/ba_to_mpa.php

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Sounds pretty good right?! Get your Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degree with us! To find out mor...
02/25/2019
BA to MPA

Sounds pretty good right?! Get your Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degree with us!

To find out more about our BA to MPA program contact us! [email protected]

https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/ba_to_mpa.php
#BA2MPA Augusta University Master of Public Administration Department of Social Sciences Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences #WeArePamplin #StrongerTogether #AdvanceYourCareer #AdvanceWithUS

Thanking about an MPA?  Want to know what our program can do for you?Check out our #FAQs page to get a better feel for t...
02/13/2019
Frequently Asked Questions

Thanking about an MPA? Want to know what our program can do for you?

Check out our #FAQs page to get a better feel for the program:
https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/faq.php

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You can finance your education through scholarships, assistantships, fellowships and/or loans. There are both internal and external sources of funding available. The Graduate School offers Graduate Assistantships, and our program offers two scholarships. For more information on assistance, please vi...

Interested in earning your MPA? Come chat with us at the @auguniversity career fair! @jagcareers @augpamplin @augsocsci ...
02/08/2019

Interested in earning your MPA? Come chat with us at the @auguniversity career fair!

@jagcareers @augpamplin @augsocsci @augmpa #WeArePamplin

Augusta University Master of Public Administration check it out! Dr. Lizotte is in the news AGAIN!https://www.fatherly.c...
02/04/2019
Data Shows Most Men Are Sexist (But Don't Know It)

Augusta University Master of Public Administration check it out! Dr. Lizotte is in the news AGAIN!

https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/are-most-men-sexist-gender-equality-metoo/

#InTheNews #WeArePamplin #StrongerTogether Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Social Sciences

The vast majority of men say they believe in gender equaliy, but what we think we believe and what we actually believe aren't always the same thing.

Pamplin welcomes Dr. Christine Crookall as new associate dean
01/30/2019
Pamplin welcomes Dr. Christine Crookall as new associate dean

Pamplin welcomes Dr. Christine Crookall as new associate dean

Augusta University’s Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is excited to introduce Dr. Christine Crookall, professor of Music, in her new role as associate dean.

Augusta University Master of Public Administrationconsidering an internship?We're going to the Augusta University Pampli...
01/30/2019

Augusta University Master of Public Administrationconsidering an internship?

We're going to the Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Internship Fair cause we're interested! How about you?

Its also a GREAT opportunity to network with local organizations, businesses, etc.!

#WeArePamplin #StrongerTogether #SeeYouThere

Augusta University Master of Public Administration check it out! Dr. Lizotte is in the news!https://www.businessinsider....
01/30/2019
What women eyeing a run for the White House can expect from voters and the media in 2020

Augusta University Master of Public Administration check it out! Dr. Lizotte is in the news!

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-female-presidential-candidates-can-expect-2020-2019-1?r=UK&IR=T

#InTheNews #WeArePamplin #StrongerTogether Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Social Sciences

INSIDER spoke with political experts about what female presidential candidates can expect from voters and the media in 2020.

01/25/2019
SECoPA

SECoPA

We are happy to announce that Bruce McDonald (NC State School of Public and International Affairs), William Hatcher (Augusta University Master of Public Administration), and Myung Hun Jin (L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs) will be the #SECoPA2019 program chairs!

@aug_mpa check out this internship program!For complete application details, visit:stip.gatech.edu/apply/Deadline: Feb. ...
01/16/2019
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@aug_mpa check out this internship program!

For complete application details, visit:
stip.gatech.edu/apply/

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2019

Woot Woot!  Thanks for the shout-out Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social SciencesWe love ...
01/15/2019

Woot Woot! Thanks for the shout-out Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

We love being able to offer this program to help students #Advancetheiropportunities faster!

Augusta University Master of Public Administration Department of Social Sciences #StrongerTogether #BA2MPA

Pamplin College at Augusta University houses six departments and a wide variety of degree programs. For this week’s #MajorMonday, we’re giving you a look at the BA to MPA program under the Department of Social Sciences.

The accelerated Augusta University Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree option allows students majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice, who meet certain guidelines, the opportunity to apply 9 hours of MPA classes to both the 124 hour undergraduate degrees and the MPA degree.

Senior Criminal Justice major Te’Asha Curtis joined the program with hopes of one day starting a nonprofit that helps underprivileged kids and children of convicts avoid crime. “I love Augusta University. I started out at East Georgia and transferred here and fell in love. I chose the MPA program because I wasn’t ready to leave after I got my bachelors degree in criminal justice. There’s no way I would be the student I am today without the teachers in this department. It’s unbelievable the love that I have for them and the love they have for me,” she said.

For more information on the program, visit augusta.edu/pamplin/mpa/ba_to_mpa.php
or email MPA Director Dr. William Hatcher at [email protected].

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