Master of Public Administration Program

If you want to align your career with your values, the University of Phoenix Master of Public Administration degree can help prepare you to make a difference in your community.

Our robust MPA curriculum has been designed to help you develop the leadership skills necessary for policy and decision making in public service. Our committed, experienced faculty hold advanced degrees and work in the field they teach - so you go beyond theory and gain real-world insight on how state and local governments operate.

MPA Program Curriculum

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program helps you develop skills and techniques used by state and local government leaders to implement policies, projects and programs, all in an effort to resolve social issues and address organizational, human resource and budgetary challenges.

Your coursework introduces you to various domains in Public Administration, including institutions and processes, human capital development in the public sector, law and public administration, as well as data analysis for public policy. In addition, you'll learn how to apply technology in the public sector and come to understand the tools and theories used in budgeting and accounting in this field.

Your MPA degree helps expand your capabilities by providing a big picture view that allows you to create greater opportunities in government, nonprofit and corporate arenas.

Learn the Latest in Your Field

University of Phoenix develops curriculum with industry and community leaders, so you'll learn the latest trends and developments as they occur, keeping you ahead of the curve.

Faculty Who Make a Difference

You’ll learn from instructors who know how to make things happen in the real world because they’re out there doing the work. Each faculty member has experience in the fields that they teach, along with a master’s or doctoral degree. This helps ensure that you get the real-world knowledge you need along with the academic excellence you're looking for.

Support from Start to Finish

As soon as you enroll, you’ll be assigned an Enrollment Representative to help answer your questions. A finance advisor and academic advisor will soon become your Graduation Team members. They will help you stay on track so that you graduate when you expect.

Network with Peers

Your education presents opportunities to establish relationships in your field by connecting you to hundreds of thousands of University of Phoenix students and alumni.

Keep Your Day Job

In addition to current and regularly updated curriculum, as well as faculty who have experience in what they teach, University of Phoenix offers many advantages to working students. By taking one class at a time, you'll have the time to fully integrate - and use - your new knowledge. In addition, our flexible class schedules are ideal for working students.

We do all that we can to help you meet your academic goals. Fill out a Request for Information form and an Enrollment Representative will contact you to answer questions and help you get started.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative for more information on the MPA degree program.

Learn More About the MPA

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