The Public Policy Administration Program (PPA) at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is a part of the School of Public Policy and Administration. The Program encompasses three nationally recognized components: Master of Public Policy Administration, Nonprofit, and Local Government.

Public Policy Administration


 In addition to the Master's Program, PPA offers Graduate Certificates in Nonprofit Management and Leadership,  in Local Government Management, and a recently-added Graduate Certificate in Policy and Program Evaluation.

The program has strong links to the community through our technical assistance, consulting services and noncredit Chancellor's Certificates for public servants and community leaders.

The program is proud of its diverse faculty and staff who are committed to teaching the public servants and community leaders of tomorrow. People of all backgrounds and career levels make up our student body and we encourage you to learn more about the program. We are the highest-ranked public affairs program in the St. Louis area, according to U.S. News and World Report. Please check out our website.


Deborah Balser
Director, Public Policy Administration