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Department of Urban Studies & Public Administration:Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration (USPA) at Old Dominion University.

The USPA department offers an undergraduate minor in Public Service, a Master of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Urban Policy. The MPA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the national certifying organization for public administration programs.

A certificate program in Public Management is offered for students that already hold a masters degree from an accredited institution. Students enrolled in the Advanced Certificate program focus in one of the following areas: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Human Resource Management, Public Policy, Public Budgeting and Finances, and General Public Sector Management.

The USPA office is located in Constant Hall, Suite 2084. Please do not hesitate to contact the USPA office at 757.683.3961 with any questions you may have regarding our programs.

We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Best Regards,

John R. Lombard, Ph.D.
Chair