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Public Administration


Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)

Required Test for Admission:

The GRE General test, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT or the EIT scores are required.  There is no minimum score required; the score is considered along with other application materials. 

Application Deadline:

February 15 to be considered for an assistantship
July 1 for enrollment

Department Contact Information:

University of South Dakota
Political Science Department
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD  57069
Phone: 605-677-5242
Fax: 605-677-8808

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Program Director:

Elizabeth Theiss Smith, Ph.D.


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For additional information about the Public Administration program offered at USD, Request More Information or contact the Graduate School at or 1-800-233-7937.