Louisiana State University
Department of Public Administration

Department of Public Administration

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The Department of Public Administration at the E. J. Ourso College of Business offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA), a 45-hour degree program which emphasizes management, financial, and public policy expertise for those leading public agencies, non-profits and healthcare organizations, federal, state, and local governments, and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies.

The department provides outstanding educational opportunities for those already in the workforce who wish to advance their careers, as well as those who seek an MPA immediately after earning their undergraduate degree. Our graduates have been successful in the public, non-profit, and private sectors, and have entered the Presidential Management Fellowship Program. They work for the federal, state, and local governments, become legislators and attorneys, join staffs on Capitol Hill in Washington, become members of the Office of the Governor, and hold key positions with national healthcare providers, among many other varied accomplishments.

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Academic

Upcoming Events

MPA Orientation

The LSU Department of Public Administration will host an orientation for their incoming MPA students Thursday, August 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The...

8/15 4pm
Southeastern Conference for Public Administration Annual Regional Conference

Since 1969, the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) has been the gathering place of ideas for public service practitioners,...

9/5 8am
Southeastern Conference for Public Administration Annual Regional Conference

Since 1969, the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) has been the gathering place of ideas for public service practitioners,...

9/6 8am
Southeastern Conference for Public Administration Annual Regional Conference

Since 1969, the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) has been the gathering place of ideas for public service practitioners,...

9/7 8am
Business Graduate Program Fair

Students, alumni, and the general public are invited to learn more about graduate programs available through the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Faculty and...

10/15 11:30am

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