Master of Public Administration
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers an online Master of Public Administration for individuals interested in becoming leaders in public administration.  The curriculum provides the skills needed for cross-sectoral governance and to deliver services to citizens through transparent, efficient, and ethical plans.  Coursework helps students develop the advanced competencies needed to become successful leaders, including effective ways to balance budgets, write and negotiate contracts, manage conflict, and build partnerships.  You will learn the key leadership concepts and theories used to lead and manage in the public sector, to critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment, and to develop ethical solutions that will advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations.  The online public administration degree from Walden features in-depth research, practical coursework, and a virtual city that simulates real-life scenarios, preparing students to administer and oversee diverse and complex agencies. 

There are a variety of specializations available that allow students to focus on a particular area of interest, including:

  • General Program
  • Emergency Management
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Requirements

  • Must have a bachelor's degree or higher
  • Completed online application and transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island