Master of Public & Non-Profit Administration
Calvin University

Program Details

Guided by Calvin University’s mission of renewal, the online MPA program equips you with the ethical leadership skills to serve communities across the globe as a well-informed, generous, and transformational leader.

The MPA program aligns with Calvin’s mission to provide a faith-based, liberal arts education and helps students develop leadership, ethics, communication, and finance skills. Public and non-profit administration professionals work across a wide variety of organizations. Thus, Calvin University offers unique concentrations and certificates that allow students to gain specialized knowledge, including State and Local Government Administration, Health Services Administration, Law Enforcement Management and Leadership, Non-Profit Management and Leadership, Program and Policy Analysis, Faith-Based Ministry Leadership, Public Administration, and Non-Profit Administration.

Graduates excel in public health, policy analysis, program evaluation, economic development, and administrative ethics. Complete the program in one to two years, ready to make a difference.

The MPA program is launching in Fall 2022 with a public administration certificate only, which includes the master’s program’s first two core courses. The full MPA is scheduled to begin Fall 2023, and courses from the public administration certificate will apply to the full master’s program.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Calvin University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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