Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies


Thank you for your interest in our MPA program. The degree is administered within the Department of Political Science. The major objectives of the program are:

  • to provide a broad, flexible program to prepare students for careers in public service and nonprofit management;
  • to afford opportunities to practicing administrators and managers for improving their careers through advanced education and training; and
  • to prepare scholars for further graduate study in the field of public administration.

Students have six (6) years to complete the program's academic requirements including the internship and internship paper. Exceeding the six year time frame will require revalidating all courses which have exceeded the six year limit to obtain the degree.

It is the student's responsibility to keep track of his/her academic progress, and academic calendar deadlines set by the Graduate School. Before enrolling for the semester, students are required to seek academic counseling from the M.P.A. director.

Contact Information

Dr. Pearl Dowe
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Department of Political Science 
506C Old Main
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Tel: 479-575-6434
Fax: 479-575-6432

NOTE: In case of any discrepancy between this handbook and the Graduate Catalog the latter will prevail. Teaching of classes in the field of political theory that are listed in the catalog are currently suspended.