Master of Public Administration & Policy
American University

Program Details

Leaders in private, public, and nonprofit sectors need to have expertise in both policy analysis and management. The Master of Public Administration and Policy from American University provides skills and knowledge in both of these disciplines.

The curriculum combines coursework from AU’s Master in Public Administration and Master in Public Policy programs to offer a highly valuable, interdisciplinary education. Students in this program gain immediate access to AU’s vast network of policy experts, respected faculty, and well-connected alumni. Graduates will possess the analytical, contextual, ethical, and substantive skills critical to effectively advise public policy and lead public programs.

Classes included in this degree program cover a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Legal issues in public administration
  • Public managerial economics
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Program evaluation
  • Organizational analysis
  • Managing human capital assets
  • Leadership in a changing workplace

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School Accreditation & Licensing

American University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent