Online Master's Degrees in Public Administration 2020

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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Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration
Newark, USA

The 100% online MPA (Master of Public Administration) from Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) gives students a broad understanding of the field and its ... +

The 100% online MPA (Master of Public Administration) from Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) gives students a broad understanding of the field and its relevant issues. Students become competent at defining public problems, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, developing and communicating creative solutions, and implementing ethical and practical courses of action. -
Master
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
02 Jan 2020
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
Mar 2020
01 Feb 2020
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
 
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 months
English
Sep 2020
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
Jan 2020
Online
 
Anna Maria College Online
Paxton, USA

The havoc and damage created by natural and man-made disasters can be minimized with effective emergency planning. Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration with an ... +

The havoc and damage created by natural and man-made disasters can be minimized with effective emergency planning. Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration with an Emergency Management specialization is intended for leaders in the public sector who wish to gain a better understanding of preparing for and dealing with these events. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
06 Jan 2020
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
Online
 
University of Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern, Germany

The course is aimed at experts in evaluation and all who are involved in evaluation tasks. The Fernstudiengang offers a professional qualification, which meets many internatio ... +

The course is aimed at experts in evaluation and all who are involved in evaluation tasks. The Fernstudiengang offers a professional qualification, which meets many international evaluation standards. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
Jan 2020
Online
 
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online
Winona, USA

This program combines government and nonprofit perspectives for a comprehensive outlook and broad-based training in public administration. Affordable and convenient, it prepar ... +

This program combines government and nonprofit perspectives for a comprehensive outlook and broad-based training in public administration. Affordable and convenient, it prepares students to act as authentic and ethical leaders in a challenging public service landscape. -
MA
Full-time
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
Sep 2020
Online
 
Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, USA +1 More

Advance your education and career prospects in healthcare Healthcare managers play a key role in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Advance your education and career prospects in healthcare Healthcare managers play a key role in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus

The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the pub ... +

The program allows for specialization in the discipline of public administration in theory and practice. Specifically, postgraduate training is provided to officers of the public sector and individuals who intend to work in this sector (Public Service, Semi-governmental Organizations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies). -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Greek
Online
 
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA Connect)
Bloomington, USA

The MPA is one of the most versatile and valuable degrees available—a combination of the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy.

The MPA is one of the most versatile and valuable degrees available—a combination of the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy. -
Master
Part-time
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
06 Jan 2020
Online