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2014-2015 General Catalog 
2014-2015 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration Institute (Graduate Program)


Program Overview

The MPA program is a 42-hour professional program in public administration. The program consists of 33 hours of core courses and nine hours of courses in an area of specialization.


James A. Richardson, Director and Graduate Coordinator
TELEPHONE 225-578-6743
FAX 225-578-9078
WEBSITE www.bus.lsu.edu/pai/

Dual Degree Program in JD/MPA

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Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School: www.lsu.edu/gradapply. Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: 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.

Applications for admission are received and evaluated by the department on an ongoing basis. Applicants must adhere to the application deadlines established by the Graduate School.

Students seeking admission must submit satisfactory credentials from previous study, acceptable GRE scores, information on any work experience, listing of outside activities and volunteer efforts, and three letters of recommendation. The PAI 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.

Students who have already taken another standardized test such as the GMAT or the LSAT may ask the PAI to accept that score in lieu of the GRE.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to some 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

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Roy Heidelberg (6A)
Jared Llorens (M)
Astrid E. Merget (M)
Boris Morozov (6A)
James A. Richardson (M)
Richard White (M)


    Master of Public AdministrationJuris Doctor/Graduate