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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Public Affairs (MPA). The MPA degree allows the student to select from three different tracks: Public Administration, Public Policy, and Global Security Studies and Leadership.

Current students and graduates of the Master of Public Affairs program work in professions such as:

  • Federal government employees
  • State government employees
  • Local government employees
  • City managers
  • Assistant city managers
  • Utility managers
  • Directors of non-for-profit agencies
  • County clerks
  • Chief of staff

Timespan of degree completion: 2 years
Total credit hours: 36 hours

Areas of concentration include: Generalists, local government, nonprofit management, financial management, public policy analysis, and global security.