Administration, M.S.A.

Public Administration

The M.S.A. with a specialization in Public Administration is an interdisciplinary degree offered entirely online. The program of study is designed to prepare students for advanced management and leadership roles in public and not-for-profit organizations at the federal, state, and local levels.

Graduate students in Public Administration at UWF will build managerial and analytical skills useful in a career in governmental and nonprofit organizations. The program integrates administrative theory and practice, and is designed to provide an understanding of governmental and not-for-profit structures and processes as well as the political/economic/organizational environment in which the administrator works.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee 
• Submission of official transcripts 
*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements
• Submission of graduate admission tests: GRE, MAT, or GMAT* 
• Undergraduate cumulative GPA 
• Graduate GPA, if applicable 
• Submission of letter of intent 
• List of three references 
• Overall fit with the program
* Review your eligibility for an admission test score waiver.

Department Contact

Dr. Matthew Ruckman, Ed.D.,
Assistant Chair for Legal Studies, Public Admin, and Sports Management

Phone: (850) 474-2740

Catalog Description
Department's Website

Application Deadlines

Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.