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Master of Public Administration

Program Details

Eastern Kentucky University offers the online MPA. This degree provides the critical skills needed to assume a variety of leadership roles within nonprofit, public sector and government institutions. The customizable program allows you to hone your leadership and managerial skills with a broad study of public administration or to leverage your interests and work experience by acquiring in-depth specialization in a variety of focus areas.

The curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as:

  • administration, ethics and public policy
  • policy analysis and program evaluation
  • public human resources management
  • public finance administration
  • public sector leadership
  • administrative law


  • Achieves a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). In addition, applicants are expected to have verbal scores of 145 or above, and quantitative scores of 145 or above on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher are exempt from the GRE requirement.
  • Evaluation of academic potential based on two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic or employment experience;
  • Evaluation of academic potential and appropriate interests based on a statement of career goals and objectives.

Accreditation & Licensing

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training,Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)