Master of Public Administration

General

Program Description

Today's public service professionals need to meet evolving challenges with effective leadership and managerial skills. The School of Public Policy & Administration's online master of public administration (MPA) from the University of Delaware helps you strengthen your knowledge and skills in these areas using applied research and case studies. Learn from an interdisciplinary faculty of experienced practitioners to build the strategies necessary to help shape policy and implement effective solutions in government, nonprofit and private sectors.

This flexible online program is founded on a model of integrating theory and practice into applicable solutions. It will challenge you to examine case studies and apply best practices to enhance your foundation in public service management strategy and prepare for leadership roles.


In this 36-credit (30-month) program you will:

  • Explore the latest research on emergent needs in public service
  • Gain the knowledge and management skills to lead organizations through today's most pressing challenges
  • Study curriculum developed by a faculty of practitioners in the field

This program prepares you with the management competencies and acumen that are essential for accountable and effective leadership in public service.

Fully accredited by NASPAA, the global standard in public service education.

Last updated October 2018

About the School

The University of Delaware’s tradition of proven academic excellence in online learning brings together expert faculty, experiential learning, and the flexible access online learning offers.

The University of Delaware’s tradition of proven academic excellence in online learning brings together expert faculty, experiential learning, and the flexible access online learning offers. Read less