The MPA Program is divided into three major components. These components consist of coursework, the applied research project and a comprehensive oral examination. Designed to prepare individuals for leadership and management, the MPA Program can either get careers started or aid in career advancement.
The MPA degree enables students to develop professional skills and take advantage of the many opportunities in the public or non-profit sector of the economy. The challenges and rewards in government have never been greater than today. Whether an individual is interested in government information systems, public finance, personnel management, international relations, or policy analysis, the MPA Program at Texas State University-San Marcos can help meet current needs and future aspirations.