Historically Black Fort Valley State University in Georgia has announced the introduction of an online master’s degree program in public administration (MPA). It is scheduled to commence in the summer of 2024. The new program will have two tracks: homeland security and emergency management. It will be the tenth master’s degree program at the university.
Graduates of the program will be able to seek careers as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, emergency management directors, environmental health managers, government professionals, and counterterrorism analysts.
“This momentous decision marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing accessible and inclusive higher education opportunities to students from all walks of life. With the ever-evolving landscape of education, it is imperative that we adapt and embrace innovative approaches that meet the needs of our diverse student body,” said Olufunke Fontenot, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Introducing this fully online program signals our unwavering dedication to expanding access to quality education, regardless of geographical or time constraints. We are committed to delivering a transformative educational experience that is flexible, engaging, and tailored to the unique needs of each student.”