Master of Public Administration
National University

Program Details

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.


  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall GPA of 2.5, or where a GPA of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90 quarter units (Students with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam.)

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission