Academics / Programs

Master of Public Administration

Prepare to serve as a leader in public service.

Promote progress in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Gain a diverse and flexible skill set that will prepare you for leadership in nonprofit agencies, government offices, and private businesses worldwide.

Professional Skills

  • Neighborhood development
  • Data interpretation
  • Advocacy for effective local government
  • Ethical leadership
  • Responsible business practices
  • Critical thinking and problem solving

Joint Degrees

You can pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously through our joint degree partnerships with other professional schools at the University of Pittsburgh and with Kobe University in Japan. This approach reduces the number of credits needed for both degrees and helps shorten your time to graduation.


  • MPA/Law Degree (JD)
  • MPA/Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MPA/Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS)
  • MPA/Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Joint degree through Kobe University in Japan
  • MPA/Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MQE)
Employment Data – Class of 2020
Local/State Government
International Government

The GSPIA Experience

Hear how Patrick Cornell and Tara Matthews built relationships at GSPIA and forged the skills to serve in senior-level jobs in Pittsburgh.