What will I learn?

The 42-hour Master of Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.) program strives to professionalize and diversify public service. The program prepares persons to serve effectively as public administrators at the national, state, and local levels of government.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (42 hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
USD $12,450 per Semester
Start date

18 January 2022


Mississippi State University

Starkville Campus, 25 Old Main,

101 Montgomery Hall,



39762, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must request an official transcript from the bachelor’s degree institution and from each college or university attended following the bachelor’s degree.

For international students

A competitive applicant for the M.P.P.A. program must have completed the last two years of undergraduate work with a grade point average of 3.00; applicants with previous graduate work must have a grade point average of 3.00 on such coursework.

Applicants must have a score of 600 PBT (100 iBT) or better on the TOEFL or 7.5 on the IELTS.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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