College of Security and Criminal Justice

Master of Public Administration

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You’re looking to make a difference through public administration. Get the skills you need to create and implement public policy with our Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program. Taught by experienced professionals in the government sector, you’ll go beyond theory to gain real-world insight into how government works at the federal, state and local levels. You’ll learn — one six-week course at a time — how to take an entrepreneurial approach to problems and opportunities in the public administration sector.

Our MPA curriculum is designed to align with leading industry organizations like the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration© (NASPAA). The program focuses on various environments, theories and concepts that influence organizations to help you become a leader in public administration.

You’re ready to lead in the public sector. Explore the offerings and information below to see how this program can help.

Requirements and prerequisites

You'll need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

NASPAA is a registered trademark of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Career Growth


Learn the skills necessary to manage and lead in public, private and non-profit organizations and communities.

Relevant Curriculum


Explore industry-relevant topics like project management, budget management and strategic decision making.

Transferability


Waive up to nine credit hours with Prior Learning Assessment options for the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) and Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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Tuition (per credit) $740.0
Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses Not available
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Resource fee $165.0
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