MPA Program at the College of Charleston

The Master of Public Administration Program at the College of Charleston The MPA Program is fully accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and is located right here in the heart of the Lowcountry at the College of Charleston (Charleston, SC).

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 04/09/2021

For more information about the Op-Ed follow: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/story/butler-de-welde-state-employees-suffer-from-mcmasters-premature-discriminatory-return-to-normal-order

For more information about the resolution follow:https://facultysenate.cofc.edu/archives/2020-2021/april-2021/resolution_condemning_exec_order.pdf

For more information about the Op-Ed follow: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/story/butler-de-welde-state-employees-suffer-from-mcmasters-premature-discriminatory-return-to-normal-order

For more information about the resolution follow:https://facultysenate.cofc.edu/archives/2020-2021/april-2021/resolution_condemning_exec_order.pdf

03/25/2021

We are here for our community.

We are here for our community.

Photos from MPA Program at the College of Charleston's post 03/02/2021

We had a great conversation about how we might Reimagine Graduate Education. This was a great opportunity to hear many perspectives about what has been working and what our faculty and students see as the future, particularly as we think about creating learning environments that are both accessible and create a sense of belonging and community. Thank you all who were able to attend and participate!

Timeline Photos 02/17/2021

Join us TODAY at noon to hear Geona Shaw Johnson speak about creating and preserving fair and equitable access to housing in the city of Charleston.

Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/97622239749?pwd=dFE0bXVZS2tnc3BVRld2RVIwNDBMQT09&from=addon#success

Join us TODAY at noon to hear Geona Shaw Johnson speak about creating and preserving fair and equitable access to housing in the city of Charleston.

Zoom link: https://cofc.zoom.us/j/97622239749?pwd=dFE0bXVZS2tnc3BVRld2RVIwNDBMQT09&from=addon#success

Timeline Photos 02/11/2021

Join us in our Lunch and Learn series! Our first speaker will be Geona Shaw Johnson, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development for the City of Charleston.

Join us in our Lunch and Learn series! Our first speaker will be Geona Shaw Johnson, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development for the City of Charleston.

Timeline Photos 02/04/2021

Come out and volunteer with us! Safe social distancing will be in practice!

Come out and volunteer with us! Safe social distancing will be in practice!

01/20/2021

The Department of Political Science and MPA statement regarding the insurrection of January 6, 2021

12/21/2020

Are passionate and eager to implement change? Consider a career in the public sector! Learn more at https://puba.cofc.edu/

12/21/2020

The Art of Diversity is a panel discussion that explores how artistry and a creative mindset assist in seeing the beauty in diversity and self-acceptance. Stay tuned for more information to come!

12/02/2020

The time to learn how to change the world is now! Learn more about our program at https://puba.cofc.edu

12/01/2020

If you have found yourself wondering how you can change our world, the MPA program at the College of Charleston is for you! Learn more at https://puba.cofc.edu

12/01/2020

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National

It is not too late to submit a proposal! Present your works at this years #ASPA2021 Conference!

Less than two weeks are left to submit a proposal for #ASPA2021! We're all digital and addressing the biggest crises in the country - and maybe around the world - so make sure you submit your idea for a presentation! All proposals are due Dec. 11!
www.aspanet.org/annualconference

11/02/2020

Come join us on Thursday, from 11am to 2pm at 270 Calhoun Street (Multicultural Center).

We will be sharing our hopes, impressions, and thoughts about the election results and social justice issues in our country. We will also share some snacks and raffle off some prizes.

Strict social distancing will be enforced and mask must be worn at all times.

10/27/2020

Ryan Green is a Charleston native, with his mom being from downtown Charleston and father being from Charleston County. Ryan has a wide range of hobbies that include playing chess, playing the piano and creating abstract art. Football was a big part of Ryan’s life until 2018, when he realized he did not want to do football long term. Ryan graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Sociology. In the Fall of 2019, Ryan enrolled into the MPA program with a focus on housing policies and solutions. Ryan is a returning CAP graduate assistant and will be working on projects from assisting a non-profit organization with executive change, depicting African-American portrayal in key industries and a long term plan for King Street. Ryan plans to graduate with a Masters in Public Administration and an Urban and Regional Planning Certificate in the spring of 2021.

abcnews4.com 10/27/2020

College of Charleston professors, staff ask city to reallocate police funding

So proud to have Dr. Maren Trochmann on our faculty!

abcnews4.com A letter written by College of Charleston professors and faculty members is asking the City of Charleston to reallocate police funding to other city programs. It supports previous requests made by the Charleston People's Budget Coalition to reallocate $5 million of funding to other city programs.

[10/23/20]   Check out our latest job postings!

twitter.com 10/20/2020

Journal of Public Affairs Education on Twitter

https://twitter.com/jpaejournal/status/1318545149752913921?s=21

Check out this article!

twitter.com “New book review alert! @profmcpautz reviewed "Policy analysis as problem solving: A flexible and evidence-based framework" by @ProfRachelM and @alexfschwartz https://t.co/PRioKKZ9rL”

[10/16/20]   Stay up to date with our new Career Corner! If you have any job listings you would like to have highlighted contact us!

10/13/2020

College of Charleston

Difficult conversations are critical to finding solutions. CofC is launching the Critical Conversations initiative to help get our campus community talking about issues of race and equity and what can be done both in and out of the classroom.
⬇️ ⬇️ Read more here:

10/08/2020

Happy Thursday! Let's Welcome Caitlin Bolger to CAP!

My name is Caitlin Bolger and I am a first year graduate student in the EVSS/MPA Concurrent Program. I am originally from Rhode Island, and I graduated in May 2020 from Florida Southern College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology. During my undergraduate career, I became heavily involved in various departments and organizations on campus. I served as the President of our campus programming board, Vice President of Student Activities on SGA, and worked in the Department of Admissions in various capacities. It was through these roles that I realized my passion for service. The EVSS/MPA Concurrent Program perfectly combined my scientific background and passion for service, so I have the opportunity to pursue a career where I can educate the population about the importance of the environment and implement changes that benefit both the environment and the community.

09/24/2020

Happy Thursday! Let's welcome Camryn Snell to CAP!

Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Camryn studied Political Science and Spanish during her undergraduate career at the College of Charleston. In doing so, she realized her passion for Public Policy and International Relations, specifically Immigration and Refugee Policy and social justice. Dr. Judy Millesen worked closely with Camryn throughout her Senior Capstone and introduced her to the Master of Public Administration program at the College and she was immediately interested. She is excited to dive into great work rooted in her passion and in her community! After completing her MPA, Camryn hopes to attend law school and further her experience with social justice work!

09/23/2020

It's CONSTITUTION DAY!

We the People: A Critical Conversation on Racial Justice with Alaina Beverly
TONIGHT
6 pm
MS Teams Event Link: https://bit.ly/3il9J0M

09/23/2020

MPASA Game Night!

Join in on some fantastic virtual games this Friday Night at 7p!

Topic: MPASA x JackBox Games
Time: Sep 25, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://cofc.zoom.us/j/94579234733?pwd=SXMrS2ZyTGQwOXp3a0M1Ti9mL3J2Zz09

09/23/2020

We would like to welcome Kip Watson to the CAP team this year!

Kip Watson (CofC ‘11) joins the MPA program one year after moving back to Charleston from Boston, MA. While in Boston Kip had an expansive job experience working as a sailing instructor, equity research assistant, mutual fund client client service consultant, and a fiscal policy analyst. He found his calling working in the State House, for the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, where he worked closely with senior staff managing the budgets of numerous executive agencies. He hopes the MPA program will provide him the tools he needs to be an effective and compassionate purveyor of meaningful change through his work for and with local governments in the future.

06/04/2020

Our Statement of Solidarity with those fighting to end oppression and marginalization.

Please see below for the Political Science Department's Statement of Solidarity with those fighting to end oppression and marginalization. MPA Program at the College of Charleston

04/10/2020

Hear how College of Charleston's MPA Program works for our students!

04/06/2020

Our program has been ranked as one of the top programs in the country! Thank you to our students and our faculty for their engagement with and visibility in our academic community. Congratulations.

03/25/2020

Please consider giving a few minutes of your time to help our MPA students complete their research methods project by completing this brief survey. https://forms.gle/MX6mFrVKDFw44YuW6

03/24/2020

Please consider giving a few minutes of your time to help our MPA students complete their research methods project by completing this brief survey. https://forms.gle/MX6mFrVKDFw44YuW6

03/20/2020

🚨IMPORTANT UPDATE 🚨
The College of Charleston has extended e-Learning through the Spring Semester and postponed spring graduation ceremonies. Also, all events on campus are canceled, regardless of size, through May 15. View the full update from President Hsu and steps the College will be taking at https://bit.ly/2Wv55VN.

🚨IMPORTANT UPDATE 🚨
The College of Charleston has extended e-Learning through the Spring Semester and postponed spring graduation ceremonies. View the full update from President Hsu and steps the College will be taking at https://bit.ly/2Wv55VN.

02/27/2020

FREE PIZZA AND SNACKS!! We look forward to dialoguing with you soon!

02/26/2020

Please join us Monday, March 2nd at 5pm to continue our community conversation on diversity!

02/17/2020

Join us at 2:30pm in the Political Science Conference room for the student meet and greet with faculty candidate Dr. Daewoo Lee.

02/12/2020

We are now in the final stages of hiring a new faculty member for our program and the Political Science department. Please join us for student meet and greets and job talks held throughout the month of February.

Drop by the MPA office to check out their applications and CV’s. 📄

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14 Coming St
Charleston, SC
29401

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