Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies


Thank you for your interest in our MPA program. The degree is administered within the Department of Political Science. The major objectives of the program are:

  • to provide a broad, flexible program to prepare students for careers in public service;
  • to afford opportunities to practicing administrators and managers for improving their careers through advanced education and training; and
  • to prepare scholars for further graduate study in the field of public administration.

Students have six (6) years to complete the program's academic requirements including the internship and internship paper. Exceeding the six year time frame will require revalidating all courses which have exceeded the six year limit to obtain the degree.

It is the student's responsibility to keep track of his/her academic progress, and academic calendar deadlines set by the Graduate School. Before enrolling for the semester, students are required to seek academic counseling from the M.P.A. director.


To apply to one of our graduate degree programs, click here.

Contact Information

Associate Professor | Vice Chair and Director of Graduate Studies 
Associate Editor, Policy Studies Journal (PSJ)
Department of Political Science
University of Arkansas
Old Main 321, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 1.479.575.6433

NOTE: In case of any discrepancy between this handbook and the Graduate Catalog the latter will prevail. Teaching of classes in the field of political theory that are listed in the catalog are currently suspended.