Gain a diverse and flexible skill set that will prepare you for leadership in nonprofit agencies, government offices, and private businesses worldwide.
Our majors enable you to specialize your degree, focusing on the areas where you want to make an impact. To graduate, you must complete at least 48 credit hours in major and degree courses, as well as a 300-hour internship with an approved organization anywhere in the world.
Explore the economics, politics, and policies of pressing environmental and energy issues.View Major Details
Design, manage, and analyze governance reforms around the world.View Major Details
Understand the consequences of public policies and the processes for creating them.View Major Details
Meet challenges that span business, government, and nonprofit organizations.View Major Details
Address the planning and policy challenges facing communities across the globe.View Major Details
You can pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously through our partnerships with other professional schools at the University of Pittsburgh and with Kobe University in Japan. This approach reduces the number of credits needed for both degrees and helps shorten your time to graduation.
If you’re looking for an international career in a specific region of the world, you can enhance your master’s degree with a graduate certificate from the University Center for International Studies.
GSPIA offers merit-based scholarships to highly qualified, standout master’s degree applicants. We also provide resources for identifying outside scholarships and fellowships, and we encourage students to submit a FAFSA for need-based aid.View all funding options
Provides support to students in the MPA or PhD program who demonstrate an interest in urban affairs or the improvement of American cities. Preference is given to students who enhance the diversity of the student body at GSPIA.
Provides support for MPA students with an interest in public personnel and labor relations.
GSPIA’s most prestigious merit-based fellowship, which provides full tuition, stipend, health insurance, and other related fees for two years.
GSPIA’s Master of Public Administration degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA accreditation recognizes that a master’s program in public affairs has gone through a rigorous process of voluntary peer review conducted by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA), and has met NASPAA’s Standards for Professional Master’s Degree Programs in Public Affairs, Policy, and Administration.
Gain experience in research, teaching, and public service in public administration and your selected major by getting involved with a GSPIA or University research center.Explore all