Program Overview

Lindenwood University offers an online MPA degree in Public Administration. This professional graduate program at Lindenwood University helps students prepare for careers such as managers in the executive arm of the government.

Students will have the opportunity to serve as managers in government positions at the local, state or national/federal level after completing the program. The MPA also helps students interested in employment at an international organization or agency. Also, the MPA in Public Administration at Lindenwood University is fully accredited by the higher learning commission.

The MPA degree is programmed to help educate students to utilize the required skills within government procedures. Public Administration education is a mix of business administration, human services and other core topics that are normally covered in public administration courses.

Normally, students interested in working at a pubic sector are required to learn skills that cannot be confined to a single discipline. Private sectors and public sectors do overlap; therefore, most public officials are required to have the skills of both in order to run organizations properly.

To complete the MPA program, students must take 36 credit hours of coursework. There are four MPA foundation courses that can be taken anytime that is convenient for the students. Each of the courses are nine credit hours, and they are all offered online. Students will have the opportunity to work with an advisor to help schedule the courses accordingly with their schedules. The MPA degree has a total 12 courses, which can all be completed in six sessions.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Fully accredited by the higher learning commission

    Requirements

    A completed and signed application form with the $30 application fee, transcript from graduating high school, possible additional documents for individual academic schools.

    School Overview

    Lindenwood University is a four-year private school located in Saint Charles, Missouri. The institution was founded in 1827 by George Champlin Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley as the Linden Wood School for Girls. In 2008, Lindenwood opened an extension site, Lindenwood University-Belleview, and has since opened many more satellite campuses in the following locations.

    Lindenwood University is now a coeducational school offering certificates of completion, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees from eight schools:

    • School of Arts, Media, and Communications
    • Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship
    • School of Education
    • School of Health Sciences
    • School of Humanities
    • School of Sciences
    • School of Accelerated Degree Programs
    • Pre-Professional Programs

    Lindenwood offers convenient, accredited online undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as individual distance learning courses, to all students.

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