Since 1972, the MPA program at Indiana University South Bend has built a reputation around the training and educating of leaders in public organizations. The program is defined by a tradition of rigorous study, innovative research, and a strong commitment to public service. With more than 700 graduates, most remaining in the Michiana area, our alumni can be found in positions of administration across the region. Accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), this graduate degree program equips students with the ability to analyze contemporary political, economic, and social issues in the context of the public service arena where they specialize.
Degree completion typically requires 39 credit hours, including 12 hours devoted to the student’s area of graduate degree concentration. Professional certificates (15 hours) are available in each concentration area. The Master's degree program can be completed in as little as two years or longer, if desired.