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Master of Public Administration

  • Information Session
  • Group photo of Public Official of the Year honorees and MPA director

    2019 Public Official of the Year honorees were President & CEO of United Way of Greater Houston, Anna M. Babin; Fort Bend County Purchasing Agent Debbie Kaminski; City of Baytown Emergency Mgt. Coordinator Jamie L. Galloway; President of Central Houston Inc. Bob Eury; and Special Advisor to the Mayor on Human Trafficking Minal Patel Davis. Congratulations to all!

  • Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzales and Mayor Sylvester Turner with winner Minal Patel Davis at the 2019 Public Official of the Year Awards Luncheon.

    Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzales and Mayor Sylvester Turner with winner Minal Patel Davis at the 2019 Public Official of the Year Awards Luncheon.

  • Specialize in Public Administration for Higher Education written on UH campus photo
  • UH Entrance
  • MPA Graduates

    Pictured above with Dr. Ling Zhu and Director Thurmond are the 2016 graduates from the MPA Program. From left to right: Basmah Salam, Tina Ramirez, and Ashley Olheiser

  • Curriculum

    Specializations: Public Management, Oil & Gas, Health Care

    Learn more about the different specializations MPA offers

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    Why MPA?

Prospective MPA students

Program continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you are considering applying to the University of Houston MPA program, but you’re not sure if now is a good time, please know that we are well prepared to continue training public administration leaders, even during these uncertain times. While our standard curriculum is a combination of face-to-face and hybrid (meaning some of both) courses, we can move all our courses to an entirely online format as the need arises. So, while we’re hoping for the best, we’re prepared to continue offering a high-quality educational experience for our students, even if that requires temporarily moving to an all-online program. Now, perhaps more than ever, our society needs well-trained, ethical, effective, efficient professionals, in our public and nonprofit agencies. You need not be deterred by current circumstances from pursuing a public service career. If we can answer any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to email us at uhmpa@central.uh.edu.


Scholarhips and Financial Assistance

Scholarship for Students Starting IN THE UPCOMING SEMESTER

UH MPA Scholarships

MPA scholarships available from $1,000 to $3,000. Apply now- it is an easy process and a great addition to your resume.

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Financial Need Assistance

The Graduate School Fund

Financial assistance for State of Texas resident graduate students who demonstrate financial need.

Application Site

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