NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The online Master of Public Administration program offered through the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Government was recently recognized as one of the top 30 most affordable in the nation according to College Values Online.

College Values Online reviewed 150 such degrees offered through non-profit, regionally accredited schools. According to the ranking organization's website, SFA's online Master of Public Administration students gain real-world experience through research projects, graduate assistantships and internships.

"The affordability of the SFA program is to ensure that a quality master's program in public administration becomes available to all," said Dr. Kwame Antwi-Boasiako, chair of the SFA Department of Government. "The fully-online program allows our faculty members to utilize all available technological outlets to communicate effectively with our students. Our faculty is committed to reaching out to our students so it's not just another online program but a committed and dedicated one with a quality education."

The program offered through SFA is one that Antwi-Boasiako said "combines theory with pragmatic approach." For more information on the program, visit