After a rigorous process that included a self-study, external review, and site visits, the Master of Public Administration program at Missouri State University has been fully accredited by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) for the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA represents the “global standard in public service education” and their endorsement indicates that the MPA program has demonstrated our commitment to quality public service education.
Dr. Mark Rushefsky, emeritus professor and former MPA Director, provided exceptional leadership as the MPA program successfully navigated the reaccreditation process. He is to be congratulated for his efforts along with all of the MPA faculty. Well done all.
More information about NASPAA and its programs can be found at http://www.naspaa.org/. The full text of COPRA’s accreditation letter can be found here: NASPAA decision letter Missouri State University