Prepare to lead in contemporary public service and nonprofit management with an online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Delaware's (UD) Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. Ranked a top 10 Best Online MPA program in 2018 and a top 30 Best Public Management and Leadership program in 2019, UD's MPA is designed to prepare you for success in public service.
Through our experiential, learning-focused curriculum, you'll examine case studies and apply best practices as you learn to manage an organization while making a positive impact on your career and in your community. This 36-credit (30-month) program gives you the opportunity to explore the latest research on emergent needs in public service and study curriculum developed by a faculty of practitioners in the field.
The online MPA program also includes the option to pursue a nine-credit concentration in Healthcare Management. This specialized course of study is designed to provide a deep understanding of the U.S. healthcare system, training you to use healthcare information technology and public health data to manage and improve population health.
This Biden School program prepares you with the management competencies and acumen that are essential for accountable and effective leadership in public service. It is accredited by NASPAA, the global standard in public service education.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
School Accreditation & Licensing
University of Delaware is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsGRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)
- GRE scores are not required of applicants with at least three years of relevant professional work experience.