Read what graduates of the MPPA program, who are working in local government or in public sector administration, are saying:

“There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t recall or rely on the information I learned in at least one of the courses I took as part of the MPPA program.” 
- Nathan Schauf, City Administrator, City of Pevely, Mo.


“Issues in Urban Management provides local government management students with insight and knowledge that cannot be obtained in a traditional classroom environment. Topics addressed in this course are useful to anyone wanting a career in public service and the networks created with practitioners can make the difference in a job search. If you plan on going into local government, you should make every effort to take this course.”
- David Gipson, City Manager, City of Clayton, Mo.


“The degree, the skills, the knowledge that I got from UMSL’s MPPA program was foundational for me."
- Cordaryl Patrick, Assistant Vice President, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership