BYU MPA Program

BYU MPA Program - November 2012

By Karen Son

On November 8, 2012, our own energetic BYUH faculty member Jennifer Kajiyama organized an information session to introduce the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Brigham Young University. Sister Kajiyama herself graduated from BYU’s MPA program in 2008 and decided to organize an introductory session to inform qualified students interested in public sector or non-profit organization positions throughout the world.

The BYU MPA program trains individuals through practical experiences both in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to establish backgrounds for future employment in related fields. Faculty members supporting the program hail from various professional backgrounds and host a broad range of international experiences. Elizabeth Logan, another graduate from the same MPA program, also participated as a guest speaker, emphasizing that BYU MPA faculty members actively engage students through both teaching and one-on-one mentoring.

Sister Kajiyama also noted that the MPA program is open to international students and that the skills and knowledge gained through the program open doors to various job settings in different countries as well. In addition, students from various backgrounds interact with each other through engaging in class discussions and case studies as groups.

The program accepts students with a bachelors degree in any academic major and preferences no undergraduate degree over another. The deadline for submitting applications is January 15. Admissions accepts and reviews applications as they are received. Therefore, it is beneficial for applicants to submit their applications as early as possible. To request more information about the program, contact Jennifer Kajiyama, or visit