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Master of Public Administration

Program Details

The online Master of Public Administration provides public service and non-profit professionals with the knowledge and skills to advance in the public sector through ethical leadership and theoretical understanding of administration, enhancing knowledge, analytical skills, and technical abilities.  Courses emphasize experiential learning opportunities to apply theory and skills.  Graduates find positions in senior management in local, state, and regional governments and in non-profit organizations. 

Students learn how to:

  • Pursue the public interest with accountability and transparency
  • Serve professionally with competence, efficiency, and objectivity
  • Demonstrate respect, equity, and impartiality in dealings with others


Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Official transcripts. Resume. Statement of purpose. Three letters of recommendation. Writing sample.

Accreditation & Licensing

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


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