Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs
Dean: Bart Wechsler
Established by the University of Missouri Board of Curators in May 2001, the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs is dedicated to the advancement of study and practice of governance in the state, nation and world. The School offers graduate degrees and certificates in the theory and practice of public and nonprofit management, public policy, and organizational change.
In keeping with Truman’s legacy, TSPA has numerous international linkages. Truman School students and alumni have served as Peace Corps volunteers, United Nations interns, in the US State Department, other national consulates or embassies in Washington, and international non-government organizations (NGOs) such as the Red Cross/Red Crescent. Truman School faculty members participate in international projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Scholars from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world regularly visit the Truman School, helping to inform curriculum and classroom discussions.
The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs offers master’s and doctoral degrees in the theory and practice of public and nonprofit management, public policy, and organizational change. MPA students are prepared for careers in a new public service that spans government, nonprofit, and private sectors. PhD students are trained for careers in academic and research institutions.
Cooperative Dual Degrees
Master of Public Affairs and Juris Doctorate
Master of Public Affairs and Master of Public Health
Community Processes Certificate
Global Public Affairs Certificate
Grantsmanship Graduate Certificate
Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate
Organizational Change Graduate Certificate
Public Management Graduate Certificate
Science and Public Policy Graduate Certificate
Note: Prospective graduate students must apply to both the degree program of interest and to the MU Graduate School. In most cases, the entire application process may be completed online. Find admission and application details by selecting the degree program of interest in the left navigation column.