Chair:  Wendy Gunther-Canada, Ph.D.

The Department of Government offers a graduate program of study leading to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree.

UAB's nationally ranked Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration) accredited.  Our MPA program prepares students for successful careers in public service where they can serve the greater good.  We have graduates locally and across the country who have become successful leaders and managers in local, state, and federal government positions, and in nonprofit organizations.