Pennsylvania Management Associate (PMA) Program



The PMA program is suspended until further notice.  Please check later for updates.


The PMA program helps the commonwealth develop highly effective managers and innovative leaders throughout state government.

This 12-month, on-the-job management training program and six-month probationary period are designed for graduates of master's degree programs who are interested in a career in state government. Candidates who have earned a master's degree in any field of study are eligible.

The program prepares candidates for careers in mid-and upper-level management within the commonwealth. During the program, associates participate in intensive on-the-job and specialized training, rotational assignments, and other developmental activities and opportunities. Graduates of the program are well-equipped to meet the challenges of public service, ensuring that Pennsylvania will have effective and innovative managers in the future.