Master of Public Administration Program Data
- Information about enrollment numbers, graduation rates, completion rates, demographics, and graduate employment rates can be found in the MPA Academic Profile.
Students without significant work
experience in public administration are strongly encouraged to complete an
internship. Working closely with the Program Coordinator and the Office of Career Services will assure that the internship placement will best meet your
future career needs.
Asked Questions (FAQ):
How many credit hours
are required for degree completion?
The Academic Catalog provides the current program
details on course work and total credit hours.
How long will it take
me to complete this degree? Courses are scheduled on-campus, online, and at external sites so that a full time student
(enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per term) could complete the program in seven semesters.
Can I “fast-track” to
complete the degree in less time?
who believe they have substantial experience that could contribute to a quicker
route toward program completion should arrange a meeting with the Program
Coordinator to discuss the possibility.
Where can I work with my MPA?
Here's a breakdown of where GSU MPA grads found employment:
|National or central government in the same country as the program||1||1||1||0||2|
|State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program||1||1||1||0||3|
|City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program||9||2||2||0||0|
|Government not in the same country as the program (all levels) or international quasi-governmental||0||0||0||0||0|
|Private Sector - Research/Consulting||0||0||3||0||0|
|Private Sector but not research/ consulting||6||3||0||0||2|
|Obtaining further education||0||0||0||1||1|
|Unemployed (not seeking employment)||0||0||0||0||1|
|Unemployed (seeking employment)||1||0||0||0||0|
What are the program completion rates?
Of the 40 students who started the MPA program in Academic Year 2013-2014, more than 75% of students attempted six or fewer credit hours in their first semester, making them part-time. Students pursuing a degree part-time will be expected to complete within five years. For the 40 students who started in 2013-2014, two completed within three years and 14 completed within four years. Currently, three students who began the program in Academic Year 2013-2014 are actively pursuing their degree at Governors State University.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Susan Gaffney, at 708.235.7626
Academic Advisor: Jennifer Taylor at 708.534.4931