Master of Public Administration, M.P.A.

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at UVU develops the next generation of public service administrators. The MPA offers students an applied and engaging public sector education with broad based knowledge, skills, and abilities. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on managing, leading, and administering vital public services and public safety functions with an emphasis on ethical considerations, communications, strategic planning, public policy issues, and research methods

Matriculation Requirements

  1. A 3.0 cumulative GPA from the institution where the undergraduate degree was awarded or a 3.0 GPA calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) from the institution where the undergraduate degree was awarded.
  2. A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college/university, a nationally accredited program, or an international college or university recognized by a Ministry of Education in one of the following or related fields:(Applicants with a bachelor's degrees in other fields may be admitted if they have at least two years of public services experience and completed undergraduate courses with a B grade or better. These applications are handled on a case-by-case basis.):
    • Emergency Services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Forensic Science
    • Political Science
    • Public and Community Health
    • Aviation Science
    • Emergency Management/Homeland Security
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Business Administration, Organizational Management
    • Environmental Science
    • Public Admin/Public Management
    • Social Science
    • Technology Management

  3. Graduate School Application.

  4. Official transcripts from all attended institutions of higher education.

  5. Two letters of recommendation.

  6. Admissions Essay.