Edward Waters University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) will provide students with the ability to introduce new and innovative ways of thinking about analysis of social and political agency, policy, and servicing – in particular, determining and/or identifying community and organizational improvement and implementing change across all sectors while running government agencies, serving in elected office, or leading in military  non-profits, and non-governmental organizations. 

EWU’s MPA program offers an interdisciplinary coursework and research focus in various public administration focused studies coupled with theory and its effectiveness, and experiential learning.  This MPA will give a holistic perspective to the student in preparation for further post-graduate study, positions in management, entrepreneurship, non-profit agencies, and organizations, as well as governmental sectors.  Further this program will allow students to network beyond the local community through national and international teambuilding that will occur through a diversified body of scholars opting to enroll at the institution. This opportunity will drive the global initiatives of the institution and expand the academic profile as related to the University’s mission and strategic goals.


The admission decisions is based on an evaluation of undergraduate GPA and degree. If needed, a standardized test score can be considered. Transfer students are welcome to apply. The application fee is $25.00.


Complete the 36-credit-hour degree program in as little as 12 months.


Become a better leader, decision-maker, manager, and strategic thinker.


$22,319.00 – Total cost including textbooks and fees, based on full-time status. $616.50 per credit hour

Requirements and Criteria for Admission

Program of Study & Graduation Requirements

Contact the Office of Admissions at:

Kendrick T. Dunklin
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
EMAIL: [email protected]
MAIN: 904-470-8202

Stephanie Campbell., Ph.D.
Assistant Provost for Operations and Academic Support and Dean of Graduate Studies
Lee Cousins, 3rd Floor
EMAIL: [email protected]  
MAIN: 904-470-8114

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