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University of St. Thomas - Houston Master of Public Policy & Administration MPPA graduate Natali HurtadoYou want to make a positive impact in the world, contribute to the public good and help people rise to their best.

The Master of Public Policy & Administration degree is ideal for highly motivated and ambitious students like you who want to make a difference. You can feasibly complete your MPPA in one year. Our MPPA program has a strong emphasis on ethics and public service.

Mastering the challenges of public policy making and public administration with an MPPA from UST will give you the skills and confidence to make a real difference in your world, your community and your life.

University of St. Thomas - Houston Master of Public Policy & Administration (MPPA) graduates with Dr. Jon TaylorAn MPPA from UST opens many opportunities for you to fulfill your greatest ambitions: to make a true and lasting difference in your world and community, to make fair and just public policy that benefits the most people and to master the art of ethical public administration. Alumni of the MPPA program go on to successful careers in many fields:

  • Federal, state & local government
  • Nonprofit management
  • Policy analysis
  • Scholarship & teaching

Dedication to public service is vital to your successful career in public administration. Many courses in the MPPA program discuss the importance of ethics, especially when applied to policymaking and public administration.

University of St. Thomas - Houston Master of Public Policy & Administration student studies on campusThe MPPA program will give you a solid understanding of every aspect of public administration and policymaking. Our comprehensive and wide-ranging courses will prepare you for the front lines of public bureaucracy and public service.

With flexible scheduling, a focus on both policymaking and administration and an emphasis on ethical policy, the MPPA program is inspired by the Catholic principles of protecting human rights and fostering the public good. Come help lift all boats with an MPPA from UST.

Requirements Disclaimer:
International students who wish to maintain or obtain an I-20 form and F-1 student visa or status should participate in the in-person program option.