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Online Master's Degrees in Public Administration 2021

Those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree can move into an area of specialization by completing approximately two years of intensive studies. Having a master’s degree shows employers you are someone who can finish what she or he starts. With so many new graduates applying for jobs, furthering your education often helps you to gain a competitive edge. What is an online Master in… Read more

Those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree can move into an area of specialization by completing approximately two years of intensive studies. Having a master’s degree shows employers you are someone who can finish what she or he starts. With so many new graduates applying for jobs, furthering your education often helps you to gain a competitive edge.

What is an online Master in Public Administration? Programs in this area of study give students of varied backgrounds the skills they need to move into coveted positions with government agencies. Although the education is virtual, most courses are taught, led and mediated by professionals who have experience in positions of authority. Specific courses depend on the institution, but may include law, health policy, critical thinking, conflict resolution and homeland security management.

Those who complete an online Master in Public Administration program usually graduate with a strong understanding of how governments are organized. Because leadership is a key component of public service, the student can learn to develop his or her managerial skills. Those with ideas may have the chance to refine them and learn how to become agents of change.

Program prices vary from one institution to another. Students can calculate the estimated cost of an online Master in Public Administration by looking up a university’s graduate-level tuition and multiplying it by the number of credits needed to finish. Contacting the admissions office is also a good idea.

Public administration graduates typically pursue careers in their individual area of interest. Depending on the person, this could mean a position in health, environmental services, parks, planning or another bureau. Some enter local or provincial government with the goal of creating or refining policy. Those who wish to keep their career in the private sector may be elected to the board of directors of a public agency.

Various institutions offer programs in public administration. An advantage of working on an online degree is the freedom to study from virtually anywhere. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Seton Hall University Online
South Orange , USA

The online M.P.A. in Non-Profit Management from Seton Hall University provides a foundation in all aspects of public administration required to serve as an effective leader or ... +

The online M.P.A. in Non-Profit Management from Seton Hall University provides a foundation in all aspects of public administration required to serve as an effective leader or manager of a non-profit or government organization. -
Master
Part-time
24 - 36 months
English
Online
 
South University
Savannah , USA

Designed to be completed in as little as 16 months, our Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree online curriculum pulls from a broad range of disciplines to provide both ... +

Designed to be completed in as little as 16 months, our Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree online curriculum pulls from a broad range of disciplines to provide both foundational and specialized information of value to anyone pursuing a public administration career. Beyond exploring the structure of political, social, and institutional systems, your online MPA courses will cover topics like data analysis, budgeting, ethical decision-making, fundraising, HR and volunteer management, and leadership—all within the context of helping public and nonprofit organizations to maximize their impact and achieve their goals. -
Master
Full-time
16 months
English
Online
 
Anna Maria College Online
Paxton , USA

Designed with law enforcement officials in mind, Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration with a Criminal Justice specialization balances the leadership and organi ... +

Designed with law enforcement officials in mind, Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration with a Criminal Justice specialization balances the leadership and organizational aspects of public service with the specific needs of the justice community. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 

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Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington , USA

The Johns Hopkins MS in Research Administration is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, and ... +

The Johns Hopkins MS in Research Administration is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, and independent foundations, as well as those who seek to begin a career in research administration. Students will examine how the research enterprise is organized and led across the US, and internationally. -
MSc
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Birmingham Online
UK Online , United Kingdom

Lead positive change, study the latest international thinking and master unique public-sector strategy with the University of Birmingham’s 100% Online Masters of Public Admini ... +

Lead positive change, study the latest international thinking and master unique public-sector strategy with the University of Birmingham’s 100% Online Masters of Public Administration. -
Master
Part-time
30 months
English
Online
 
University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy
Durham , USA

This Public Administration program will prepare you for leadership roles in wide-ranging public and nonprofit institutions. Designed for working professionals, this 16-month o ... +

This Public Administration program will prepare you for leadership roles in wide-ranging public and nonprofit institutions. Designed for working professionals, this 16-month online program fits into your life with classes offered year-round. Apply what you learn in the classroom through a capstone project with a leading organization in your community and build a strong network of public service professionals across the globe. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
16 months
English
Jan 2021
15 Dec 2020
Online
 
American University Online
Washington , USA

American University's online Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) program combines our School of Public Affairs' top-ranked, nationally recognized and NASPAA-accr ... +

American University's online Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) program combines our School of Public Affairs' top-ranked, nationally recognized and NASPAA-accredited MPA and MPP degree programs into one foundational, highly marketable credential. -
Master
Part-time
24 months
English
Online
 
IMF Business School
Madrid , Spain

IMF Business School , in collaboration with Nebrija University, launches the Global Master in Public Affairs: Lobby, Corporate Diplomacy and Information Analysis. The program ... +

IMF Business School , in collaboration with Nebrija University, launches the Global Master in Public Affairs: Lobby, Corporate Diplomacy and Information Analysis. The program seeks to provide its students with all the knowledge and tools necessary to operate and develop projects at an international level in the field of public affairs. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
Spanish
Sep 2021
Online
 
University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs
Columbia , USA

A master’s degree in public affairs from MU can help you further your existing career in government or nonprofit public service. If you believe positive collaboration across t ... +

A master’s degree in public affairs from MU can help you further your existing career in government or nonprofit public service. If you believe positive collaboration across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors is the best way to serve society, this may be the degree for you. -
Master
Full-time
9 weeks
English
Online
 
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville , USA

The Masters of Public Administration program at Sam Houston State University is an online graduate program offering a concentration in disaster and emergency management. A stu ... +

The Masters of Public Administration program at Sam Houston State University is an online graduate program offering a concentration in disaster and emergency management. A student may, with the permission of the graduate director, pursue a concentration in other disciplines deemed more relevant to the student’s professional goals. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
13 Jan 2021
Online
 
Technical University of Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern , Germany

The aim of the two-year “Blended Learning Master of Evaluation” (MABLE) Program is to develop and strengthen the evaluation and monitoring capacities of government ... +

The aim of the two-year “Blended Learning Master of Evaluation” (MABLE) Program is to develop and strengthen the evaluation and monitoring capacities of government, the private sector, and social organizations with a view to improving the performance of state administrations and the delivery of public services. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
15 May 2021
15 Jul 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Delaware Online
Newark , USA

Learn from an interdisciplinary faculty of experienced practitioners to build the strategies necessary to help shape policy and implement effective solutions in government, no ... +

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. -
Master
Part-time
30 months
English
Jan 2021
Online
 
Old Dominion University
Norfolk , USA

If you already have experience in the public sector, ODU's MPA program will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge, skills, and abilities to a ... +

If you already have experience in the public sector, ODU's MPA program will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance your careers. Even if you have little or no experience in these areas, you can build a foundation for future success with this degree. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Arizona State University
Central City , USA

As an experienced executive, you know the powerful effect that targeted curriculum, well-reputed faculty, and networking with classmates can have on your career. In fewer than ... +

As an experienced executive, you know the powerful effect that targeted curriculum, well-reputed faculty, and networking with classmates can have on your career. In fewer than two years, you will reinvent your brand, understand how policy shapes the public sector, and reimagine your strategic perspective in this prestigious degree program. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
19 months
English
Jan 2021
Online
 
Aurora University Online
Aurora , USA

Prepare for careers at the intersection of social work and public administration with the online MSW/MPA dual degree from Aurora University. This dual program is designed for ... +

Prepare for careers at the intersection of social work and public administration with the online MSW/MPA dual degree from Aurora University. This dual program is designed for the efficient completion of two graduate degrees, preparing you to make a positive impact in your community. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 5 years
English
Online
 

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