About Us

Welcome to the Department of Public Administration! 

The Department of Public Administration began in 1982 as a master's degree within a department office. It has since grown into an internationally-accredited program by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Currently housed under the College of Public Policy, the department has over 200 active students within our different program offerings. Located at the UTSA Downtown Campus, our students enjoy access to the city center and a diverse community of nonprofit organizations, policy workers, government offices, and cultural institutions.

Faculty work diligently as mentors and advisors, guiding students toward their course requirements. Student support includes internship guidance, scholarships and graduate research assistantships.

Offering the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Public Administration, the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership, and several undergraduate minors, students graduate from UTSA with the skills necessary to work within public, private and nonprofit realms, making a difference in their communities and for themselves.  Our alumni hold a variety of nonprofit management and government positions at the local, state and federal levels.

Whether a returning student or just beginning your academic goals, the Department of Public Administration's program offerings are useful for those already established in their fields, as well as those pursuing new or alternative careers.


The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Public Policy
Department of Public Administration
Durango Bldg., Room 4.114
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207

Phone:  (210) 458-2533

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.