West Texas A&M University
Public Administration (MPA)


Student Focused.

100% Online.



The MPA at WTAMU is intended for professionals pursuing opportunities for growth and promotion within government and non-profit agencies, as well as for students who wish to pursue graduate training immediately after the completion of an undergraduate degree. Courses are offered 100 percent online to suit the needs of both traditional graduate students and working professionals. The program provides training in administration applicable to multiple entities and will offer concentrations in rural/local government and criminal justice.

Students will learn from faculty in public administration theory, public management, public policy, public financial administration, ethics, research methods, and statistics. To expand on the core concepts, students will focus their education on rural government administration, criminal justice administration, or remain on a general public administration track. The rural concentration and online delivery will allow the program to benefit students from the Panhandle region, other rural areas in Texas, and students seeking a specialized master's program nationwide. Flexibility within our program is designed to allow students to cultivate the graduate experience that best meets their needs.

At West Texas A&M, the faculty is student focused and are intent on providing a rewarding graduate experience that advances local governance. We are glad you are considering or have joined us to advance your public administration training!

Dr. Darrell Lovell, Program Director 

Application Deadlines

Semester to be admitted Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Fall March 15 July 1
Spring October 15 December 1

Note: International students are advised to review the application deadlines set forth by International Student Services.

Student Spotlight

Meet LeeAnn Gray. After getting her undergraduate degree in BioChemistry, she followed her passion for criminal justice and teaching, and is now getting her master's degree.


Dr. Darrell Lovell
Program Director
(806) 651 - 2588