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Department of Public Administration 
223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.
McPheeters-Dennis Hall, Room 280
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: 404-880-6650


The Public Administration Department was founded in 1975. The Department has held membership in the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The curriculum conforms to the accreditation standards adopted by the NASPAA which expresses the program’s commitment to the field and to public service education as a discipline. NASPAA-accredited programs are leaders in the field of public service education. The NASPAA Standards and accreditation process serve to maintain and enhance the recognition and reputation of graduate public service degrees, globally. The program has evolved from a general Master of Public Administration degree to a curriculum that offers four areas of specialization in:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Internal Administration & Development Management
  • Nonprofit Leadership & Management
  • Public Policy



Program Highlights

  • New Nonprofit Leadership & Management Specialization
  • Public Administration Alumni Network Re-chartered (CAUAA Affiliate)
  • New Mentoring Program
  • MPA Online coming soon
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators Executive Leadership Institute Host Site
  • American Society for Public Administration – Georgia Chapter Conference Host
  • Southeastern Conference for Public Administration University Host

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