Administered through the George W. Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed for individuals passionate about devoting their careers to public and nonprofit service. Students develop a unique skill set preparing them to effectively serve and lead in both their personal and professional lives.

The Romney Institute is named after George W. Romney, former governor of Michigan and United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. To learn more about George W. Romney’s distinguished career in business and public service and the work of the Romney Institute, click here.

BYU Marriott MPA students are defined by their desire to make an impact; they are passionate about service, finding innovative solutions to community problems, and enhancing their leadership abilities.

Whether their objective is to become a city manager, lead a nonprofit organization, work in federal government, improve healthcare, or analyze public policy, students in the BYU Marriott MPA program are empowered to make a difference in the world.

Two program options are available for students to complete their BYU Marriott MPA degree. The full-time MPA program enables students to earn the degree in two years. Full-time MPA students may also apply for our JD/MPA program, which offers a joint law and MPA degree.

The Executive MPA program is designed for working professionals with at least four years of relevant, full-time work experience. EMPA students complete their coursework one evening per week over three years. Learn more about the full-time and executive programs by selecting the links below.

Full-Time MPA Executive MPA