Master of Public Affairs

Students come to us with the desire to change the world. We give them the practical knowledge and skills to make a difference for people, organizations and communities.

The MPA is an interdisciplinary degree, meaning students will learn from economists, political scientists, business leaders and many other faculty with diverse backgrounds who are leaders in their fields.

Our students don’t have to wait until graduation to start making a difference. They gain hands-on experience through capstone projects, during internships and through the Grant Writing Program.

There are three options for getting your MPA from Mizzou:

Questions about the MPA? Ask a Truman School student.

MPA Handbook August 2016 (PDF)