College of Liberal Arts
The MPA program’s flexible curriculum and Ph.D.-trained faculty help students who want to enhance their career options or move seamlessly between the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Concentrations include leadership, public policy, urban planning, nonprofit administration and homeland security. Graduates land jobs as civic empowerment coordinators, emergency management leaders and senior city planners.
Accredited by the international Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration
Classmates include public and nonprofit leaders committed to public service
Evening and online courses accommodate working professionals
Paulina López’s professional goal is to serve her community. She chose UTEP’s MPA program because it offered practical courses that taught her how to make governmental programs more efficient. After graduation, she worked for the El Paso Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau. Now, she is a communications and public involvement specialist with engineering services company WSP USA.
Graduates work for local, state, federal and international agencies, the U.S. military, nonprofit groups such as the Underserved Community Foundation, and private companies including Transcom. They work as CEOs, data analysts, urban planners, public works managers, program directors, and chief operating officers.