Dept. of Public Policy & Administration

Public Information

NASPAA Required Universal Competencies:

  • To lead and manage in the public interest;
  • To participate in, and contribute to, the policy process;
  • To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make evidence-informed decisions in a complex and dynamic environment;
  • To articulate, apply, and advance a public service perspective;
  • To communicate and interact productively and in culturally responsive ways with a diverse and changing workforce and society at large.

MPPA PROGRAM
Current Enrollment Demographics

a.Out-of-State Students: 6 %
b. International Students: 0 %
c. Female Students: 61 %
d. Part-Time Students: 94%
e. Persons of diversity 3 %

PhD PROGRAM
FALL 2020 ENROLLMENT

Total Number of Students Currently Enrolled: 84
Out-of-State Students: 7.1%
International Students: 7.1%
Female Students: 70.2%
Male Students 29.8%
Part-Time Students: 70.2%
African-American 92.9%
Caucasian & other 7.1%

MPPA Placement Information for 

AY 2021-2022

SECTOR

NUMBER

National or central government in the same country as the program

1

State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program

2

City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program

1

Government not in the same country as the program (all levels) or international quasi-governmental

0

Nonprofit domestic-oriented

0

Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented

0

Private Sector – Research/Consulting

0

Private Sector but not research/ consulting

2

Obtaining further education

0

Military Service

0

Unemployed (not seeking employment)

0

Unemployed (seeking employment)

0

Status Unknown

0

TOTAL

6

 

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABILITY

Tuition Waiver Three for MPPA Students for up to two years
Graduate Assistantship Average Stipend $5,000-$10,000

 

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS

Fall 2020 – Spring 2022

Sector Fall 

2020

Spring 

2021

Summer 

2021

Fall 

2021

Spring 

2022

Total
National/Federal Government  

 

State, provincial or regional government

2

4 1 1 2

10

City, county, or other local government

2

1 1

4

Nonprofit/NGO 3 4

1

8

Private Sector 2 2 1 1 6
Total

9

11 1 4 3

28

 

GRADUATION RATES AY5 

Initially enrolled Graduated within 2 years Graduated within 3 years Graduated within 4 years Total Students graduated and persisting graduation
Number of students

13

0 3 3

6

 

COST OF DEGREE

(Based on Fall 2021-2021 Tuition Costs) 

Out-of-State In-State
Tuition $ 47,135 $ 24,865
Fees $      525 $      525
Total Costs $ 47,660 $ 25,140

 

Tuition & Fees

(Fall 2020/Spring 2021) 

Credit Hours

Resident Non-resident
1.0-8.0 $547.00 $1,047.00
9.0-13.0 $4,222.50 $4,722.50
Over 13 hours $4,222.50 + $547.00/hour

$4,722.50 + $547.00/hour

 

https://www.jsums.edu/finance/files/2020/08/FY-20-21-Tutiton-Fees-Graduate.pdf

 

Number of graduates with degrees

Academic Year

MPPA PhD Total
1995-96 10 2 12
1996-97 15 3 18
1997-98 10 5 15
1998-99 17 2 19
1999-00 6 1 7
2000-01 5 2 7
2001-02 12 3 15
2002-03 6 2 8
2003-04 4 8 12
2004-05 7 1 8
2005-06 11 4 15
2006-07 14 2 16
2007-08 17 4 21
2008-09 4 1 5
2009-10 16 7 23
2010-11 7 0 7
2011-12 9 2 11
2012-13 15 4 19
2013-14 24 1 25
2014-15 16 4 20
2015-16 16 4 20
2016-17 19 6 25
2017-18 14 4 18
2018-19 10 5 15
2019-20 8 8 16
Total 274 85

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