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Master of Public Administration

Program Details

The online Master of Public Administration prepares innovative leaders of public and nonprofit organizations with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for ethical, effective management in today’s diverse, technologically engaged, and global society.  The program emphasizes life-long learning while applying theory to practice.  Courses provide insight into important content areas of public administration:  law, human resources, policy, management and ethics.  Students can choose to concentrate in Ethical Leadership, Healthcare Administration, or Public Management. 

Curriculum focuses include: 

  • Professional ideals with ethical values
  • Effective communication 
  • Critical thinking and problem solving 
  • Strategic management
  • Motivation


  • Official undergraduate/graduate transcripts from all institutions attended
  • A current resumé
  • Completed recommendation forms from three references
  • A personal statement
  • Official Graduate Record

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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