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The Public Administration Institute (PAI) at the E. J. Ourso College of Business offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA), a 45-hour degree program which emphasizes management, financial, and public policy expertise for those leading public agencies, non-profits and healthcare organizations, federal, state, and local governments, and for-profit organizations that interact with Public Administration Summer 2016 Newsletter​​governmental agencies.

The PAI provides outstanding educational opportunities for those already in the workforce who wish to advance their careers, as well as those who seek an MPA immediately after earning their undergraduate degree. Our graduates have been successful in the public, non-profit, and private sectors, and have entered the Presidential Management Fellowship Program. They work for the federal, state, and local governments, become legislators and attorneys, join staffs on Capitol Hill in Washington, become members of the Office of the Governor, and hold key positions with national healthcare providers, among many other varied accomplishments.
The PAI faculty members are highly energetic, student-oriented, and nationally-recognized for expertise in their fields. Every faculty member brings academic integrity, professional training, and real world experience to the classroom.
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We invite you to get acquainted with the MPA Program at LSU, an extraordinary program providing a professional education for students seeking a career that is both interesting and vital.


paisa2.jpgThe Public Administration Institute Student Association (PAISA) is a professional student organization for students in the public administration program. PAISA provides professional and social activities for students to meet with professional public administrators and political leaders, as well as enhances student-faculty relations. PAISA also provides information regarding career opportunities in the field of public administration. The ultimate purpose of PAISA is to enhance the learning environment for all MPA students and provide information regarding career opportunities in the field of public administration. For more information about PAISA, e-mail

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