In 1992, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program began enrollment through Clemson University's Graduate School. Over the years, the program and university as a whole have grown, with Clemson ranking 21st among the Nations' top public universities in 2014 (US News & World Report, 2013). Smart Money magazine also ranks Clemson 7th as one of the best returns for educational investment.
The Clemson MPA program moved to an interactive online format in 2009 and today calls the College of Health, Education, and Human Development (HEHD) its academic home. The online format has given students greater professional and personal flexibility while still allowing students to have a face-to-face learning experience and participate in group activities. The online format has provided the Clemson MPA program with the opportunity to grow from a regional onsite program, to a national program.
The majority of students in the program are working public administrators or non-profit professionals. The professional expertise of students and faculty in local government, state agencies, non-profit organizations, and non-governmental organizations is a critical component to the education experience. The program has a diverse mix of students who contribute to an engaging and collaborative learning environment. Coupled with outstanding professional and academic experience of our faculty, the Clemson MPA program is an outstanding value. Read more >>>