Master of Public Administration
Northeastern University

Program Details

The online Master of Public Administration degree provides ultimate flexibility to the working adult student.  Take courses in a 100% virtual format, with the option to pursue a full- or part-time schedule.  Your online public administration degree may be paired with a graduate certificate in various areas, including healthcare policy to enhance student’s specializations.  Core studies include but are not limited to:

  • Policy analysis
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Urban affairs

Faculty bring a wide range of professional experience to the virtual classroom, introducing students to the challenges of today’s marketplace.  Take advantage of a range of experiential learning opportunities, from internships and applied projects to case studies and co-op experiences.  Utilize this interdisciplinary curriculum to enter management and leadership roles in public and private sectors with this public administration master’s degree online.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

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

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northeastern University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Standardized test scores such as the GRE are not required for master's degree applicants to the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. However, such test scores may be helpful for applicants with little or no experience beyond undergraduate school.