G.I. Bill U.S. Veteran Students

Dear Veteran Applicants, Welcome!

Further your career as a peacekeeper, government or non-governmental organization worker, diplomatic personnel, policy maker, township manager, city manager, emergency services executive manager, fire chief, or reserve officer, with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Oshkosh Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program.

We are strongly committed to educating veterans who have served our nation through military service, or are currently in, or transitioning out of, military service, and encourage them to apply. The MPA program at UW Oshkosh helps you develop the leadership and managerial skills necessary to manage in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Courses, such as Policy Analysis, Applied Economics, State and Local Government, and Public Budgeting, to name a few, help you go beyond theory to gain real-world insight into how governments operate. Our emphases areas—general public administration and health care agency administration—provide additional skills in specialized fields of study and practice.

We are also offering the MPA program completely online. This would provide greater access and convenience to students who serve overseas.

Whether you are looking to eventually pursue a career in government at the state or local level, with an international organization, with a local non-governmental organization, with a military service organization, or with an emergency management organization, the UW Oshkosh MPA is designed to better prepare you for making a positive difference in your community through a rigorous academic curriculum that integrates essential skills, abilities, and knowledge.

We are proud to have veterans as MPA students, and we greatly appreciate your service to our nation!

Financial Support

For U.S. veterans and veterans’ dependents who are eligible to receive G.I. Bill benefits and would like to learn more about how to finance their graduate education, please visit the G.I. Bill Benefits website and UW Oshkosh Veterans Resource Center website

Please contact the UW Oshkosh Veterans Resource Center


Public Administration

Sage Hall 3003 and 3464
Oshkosh, WI 54901



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Phone: (920) 424-2030
Program Coordinator:
Dr. Michael Ford | fordm@uwosh.edu
Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm