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Master of Public Administration

***ANNOUNCEMENT - MPA Core Curriculum Goes Online ***


Available at Milledgeville, Macon and Robins Air Force Base Campuses

The Master of Public Administration program offers advanced education in the knowledge, skills, competencies, and perspectives needed for effective, efficient, responsible, and human public managers. Graduates of the program should have the knowledge and skills needed to manage public service organizations, to understand the public policy and organizational environment of public administration, and to apply quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to public policy issues.

MPA Handbook(pdf)    Program of Study (pdf)

Contact Information
Ms. Michele Williams
MPA Program Administrator
Georgia College
Campus Box 18
Milledgeville, GA 31061
MPA Coordinator 
Min Kim, Ph.D.
Campus Box 18
A&S 2-27
Graduate Admissions
Georgia College
Campus Box 107
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(fax) 478-445-1336


Application Deadlines

Fall Semester  August 1 
Spring Semester November 1
Maymester April 1
Summer Semester April 1

Application for Admission

Students may Apply Online or Apply by Mail.

One official copy of all transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office at the time of application or at least eight weeks prior to the start of classes.

Standardized Tests
Public Administration requires the GRE (general test only) or the MAT for admission.

To be granted regular admission status, the applicant must score at least 1200 on the MPA admissions formula. The formula is:

GRE verbal score + GRE quantitative score + (100 times undergraduate grade point average) = admission score

Applicants may be granted provisional admission status if a score is at least 1000, but under 1200.

***Please Note*** We are currently converting the new GRE test scores to old GRE test scores and using the old test scores in the MPA admissions formula.  You may view the GRE Conversion Table here.

To be granted regular admission, the applicant must score at least 670 on the MPA admissions formula.  The formula is:

MAT + (100 times undergraduate grade point average) = admission score

Applicants may be granted provisional admission status if a score is at least 620, but less than 670.

The test date must be within the past five years.  You do not need to submit scores from a subject achievement test.  The GRE is now only given electronically at Sylvan Learning Centers, located throughout the U.S., including a site in Macon.  The MAT is administered at both our Milledgeville 478-445-5016 and Warner Robins 478-327-7376 campuses.  For more test information, try these web sites:


Health Forms
Students are required to submit immunization records. The Certificate of Immunization (pdf) requires a physician's signature.


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