Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog

Public Administration (Graduate Program)


Program Overview

The MPA program is a 36-hour professional program in public administration. The program consists of 27 hours of core courses and nine hours of electives.


Roy L. Heidelberg, Interim Chair
Sarah Manguno, Program Manager
TELEPHONE 225-578-6743
FAX 225-578-9078

Dual Degree Program in JD/MPA

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While applications for admission are accepted and evaluated by the Department on an ongoing basis throughout the year, new students are only admitted in the fall semester.

Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School. Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: LSU Office of Graduate Admissions, 114 West David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. These paper documents are stored electronically and departments have access to all materials submitted by and/or on behalf of a student applying to graduate study.

Students seeking admission must submit satisfactory credentials from prior undergraduate coursework, information on any work experience, listing of outside activities and volunteer efforts, and three letters of recommendation. The Department examines all aspects of an applicant’s credentials in making decisions to admit an applicant to the MPA program. International students whose native language is not English must also submit an acceptable TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to qualifying students. Support may be available through the student’s home department or other units in the form of research or teaching assistantships. A student should contact his or her home department for more information on available assistantship positions. To ensure consideration for financial aid, all application materials should be submitted in accordance with deadlines established by the LSU Graduate School.

Graduate Faculty

(check current faculty listings by department here)

Suzette Caleo (6A) • Organization Analysis, Research Methods
Roy Heidelberg (7M) • Public Policy, Public Administration Theory, Decision Making
Jared Llorens (M) • Human Resource Management, Research Methods
James A. Richardson (M) • Public Policy, Economic Analysis, Public Finance
Anmol Soni • Data Analytics, Public Policy
Min Su (6A) • Public Budgeting, Research Methods


    Master of Public AdministrationJuris Doctor/Graduate