The online Master of Public Administration prepares students for high-level positions in government and nonprofit management through an interdisciplinary education that teaches leadership, analytical, and management skills. Students learn how to apply traditional business skills, such as financial management, budgeting, research, etc., to the unique challenges of public administration, such as urban planning, redevelopment, grant writing, etc. Graduates are able to utilize critical thinking and research methods, evaluate new public management, analyze political influences and governmental power division, evaluate strategies and decisions, and synthesize grant proposal resources and approaches.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
National University is accredited by:
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s)
- Applicants with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA may be accepted based on additional criteria.