Master of Public Administration
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

WCU offers the online MPA. This degree is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to enhance the field of public service through positions both inside and outside of government in the nonprofit and even private sector. This program plan is designed for individuals with professional work experience who desire to enhance their administrative and public management skills as well as pre-service students who do not have professional experience. 

The following represent the core courses for the MPA program:

  • Public Sector Organization Theory and Behavior 
  • Research Methods in Public Administration 
  • Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation 
  • Public Human Resource Management
  • Foundations of Public Service 
  • Public Budgeting and Finance


  • Requires from 36-39 credits for completion
  • Must hold a master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Goal statement
  • Two recommendations
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education