We are very pleased to welcome you to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Our MPA program offers a professional education that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of a career in the management and administration of governmental and non-profit organizations. Established in 1974, the MPA program at UTEP has advanced the careers of students by enabling them to formulate new ideas, implement policies and resolve complex societal issues. The program welcomes students with diverse undergraduate and professional backgrounds who aim to succeed within an ever changing society.
The mission of the University of Texas at El Paso Master of Public Administration Program is to educate students to build the capacity of governmental and non-profit organizations. The Program provides the Paso Del Norte region with access to training in administration.
We Seek to:
- Develop skills for effective public and non-profit management;
- Conducts interdisciplinary and applied research; and
- Serve governmental and non-profit organizations, the community and professionals with
public administration expertise.
See what our Alumni has to say
"My experience with the MPA Program at UTEP was extraordinary and outstanding! I found the curriculum especially suited for the executive level programs and workplace dynamics encountered in local government activities. The faculty and staff are exceptional and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend the program to both up-and-coming civic leaders, and the tenured professionals interested in giving back to their communities with enlightened vigor."
Assistant Fire Chief
El Paso Fire Dept.
" I consider myself a student on a lifelong pathway toward learning. Pursuing a graduate degree allowed me the opportunity to distill the very information and processes that impact my profession in public service daily. The practical tools I developed throughout the MPA process have certainly resonated in my approach to tackle issues well beyond the scope I initially envisioned."
-Juliana Baldwin- Munoz
City of El Paso Engineering
& Construction Managment
UTEP has offered a comprehensive MPA program for over 35 years. Hundreds of our graduates are working in the border region, southwestern United States, and internationally as public servants within the local, state and federal governments, education, and non-profit organizations.