Master of Public Policy & Administration
Colorado State University

Program Details

Gain the key leadership abilities you need to succeed with the Master of Public Policy and Administration from Colorado State University. This online Public Administration degree combines academic theory with real-world experience to prepare you for roles in government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and nonprofits.

The interdisciplinary curriculum offers key skills and insights into leadership as a policy manager, generalist, or specialist in the public or private sector. Coursework further develops your research and critical thinking abilities through analysis of a range of case studies. Students collaborate with one another to expand their understanding of topics ranging from public budgeting and finance to policy process theory to environmental law. 

Students can choose one of the following specializations:

  • Public Management
  • Public Policy
  • International Policy and Management

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Colorado State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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