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Master of Public Administration

Program Details

DePaul University offers the online Master of Public Administration. This degree is designed for individuals interested in pursuing leadership positions within the public sector including local, state and federal government. Whether it is managing an effective government organization at the local level or getting things done on a larger, national scale, you want to have a positive impact on your community and solve today's societal challenges. The curriculum is designed to help you develop the critical management skills you'll need to pursue a career within government, its agencies and public service institutions.

All MPA students choose a specialization from the following:

  • Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs
  • International Public Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Management


  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Bachelor's degree awarded from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Resume.
  • Letters of recommendation.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration