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Program at a Glance

Program at a Glance

Type
Online Master
College
Community Innovation and Education
30 Credit Hours
$327.32 per credit hour
$694.82 per credit hour
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The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program consists of 42 credit hours. Each student completes a core of nine courses (27 credit hours), an advanced curriculum of four electives (12 credit hours), and a capstone experience equivalent to one course (3 credit hours). The MPA degree is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and provides exciting opportunities for students to prepare for employment or advance their careers in public or nonprofit organizations.

In addition to the online Master of Public Administration program, The School of Public Administration has partnered with the Department of Criminal Justice and the Nonprofit Management program to offer two online dual degree options. See below:

Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MPA + MSCJ)
This online dual degree program provides the opportunity for students to earn both a Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Criminal Justice concurrently. Students successfully completing the MPA + MSCJ dual degree program will have the skills and analytical techniques for careers in both criminal justice and public administration. After successful completion of the dual degree program, students will receive two diplomas, one for the MS in Criminal Justice and one for the Master of Public Administration.

Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Management (MPA + MNM)
This online dual degree program provides the opportunity for students to earn both a Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Management concurrently. Students successfully completing the MPA + MNM dual degree program will have the skills and analytical techniques for successful careers in both public and nonprofit sectors. After successful completion of the dual degree program, students will receive two diplomas, one for the Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Management.


Career Opportunities

  • administrative services manager
  • city manager
  • city planner
  • director of education
  • education administrator
  • non-profit manager
  • program analyst