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Master of Public Administration program maintains top 100 ranking

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WVU’s Master of Public Administration program continues to be ranked in the top 100 Graduate Programs in Public Affairs by U.S. News and World Report, according to its 2021 rankings. 

"This distinction acknowledges the Department of Public Administration’s faculty commitment to academic excellence through research, outreach and teaching to advance meaningful public service in the state of West Virginia and beyond,” said Maja Holmes, department chair. 

WVU's Department of Public Administration offers the only internationally accredited MPA program in West Virginia. Public administration alumni typically work in government and nonprofit agencies, developing and implementing policies and programs. Since the program's inception more than 50 years ago, more than 1,600 alumni have earned a Master of Public Administration.