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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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UTPB Online
Odessa, USA

Our online Master of Public Administration program is designed to help students enter into or advance their current careers in the public and nonprofit sectors. As you progres ... +

Our online Master of Public Administration program is designed to help students enter into or advance their current careers in the public and nonprofit sectors. As you progress through the program, you’ll learn how to address organizational issues and policy questions in a practical, competent, ethical, legal, and politically savvy manner, with the overarching goal of supporting the public interest. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jun 2021
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
 
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
Sep 2021
Online
 

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Presidio Graduate School
San Francisco, USA

Our public administration degree is unique because we integrate principles of sustainable and equitable solutions into all coursework and empower students to think and act hol ... +

Our public administration degree is unique because we integrate principles of sustainable and equitable solutions into all coursework and empower students to think and act holistically. Whether we’re discussing climate change, racial justice, healthcare, or urban planning, for example, you’ll learn how to apply a powerful systems-thinking lens to understand how to create true, lasting impact. You’ll emerge with the confidence and competencies to transform policy, program implementation, and public service that creates equitable social change. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
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
 
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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Norwich University Online
Northfield, USA

The online Master of Public Administration program from Norwich University helps you develop the leadership characteristics necessary to make a difference in the public sector ... +

The online Master of Public Administration program from Norwich University helps you develop the leadership characteristics necessary to make a difference in the public sector. Courses are offered online through 11-week sessions and are taught by expert educators with real-world public administration experience. Many faculty members provide one-on-one attention to ensure students are getting the most out of the program. -
Master
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
Post University
Waterbury, USA +1 More

You are dedicated to making a difference, and an online Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Post University will provide you with the decision-making skills, busines ... +

You are dedicated to making a difference, and an online Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Post University will provide you with the decision-making skills, business knowledge, and planning techniques needed to lead and manage change in your organization and better serve the public. -
Master
Full-time
24 months
English
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 2021
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
Online
 
Unicaf University (ZM)
Lusaka, Zambia

This Master’s programme is in compliance with Zambia’s current national strategic focus on the gradual development of higher education. Drawing on Zambia’s Education for All 2 ... +

This Master’s programme is in compliance with Zambia’s current national strategic focus on the gradual development of higher education. Drawing on Zambia’s Education for All 2015 National Review, the 7th National Development Plan and the SADC Protocol on Education and Training, and complying with Unicaf University’s principles, the MPA will contribute in broadening access and participation to high-quality relevant education, with the efficiency and effectiveness of modern education delivery systems. Since the education sector has vastly been embracing the potentials of online learning in the area of education, the MPA is offering improved content delivery. During this course, students will be able to study advanced principles of public management processes and concepts. They will gain profound knowledge of management and administration procedures and be equipped with skills that will render them able to successfully function in managerial positions in the field. -
Master
Full-time
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
Jun 2021
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
Online
 
Atlantic International University Masters Programs
Honolulu, USA

The Master of Public Administration (MPA, MS) program aims at specialists for decision making with great capacities for innovation and leadership in professional practice, und ... +

The Master of Public Administration (MPA, MS) program aims at specialists for decision making with great capacities for innovation and leadership in professional practice, under principles of professional ethics and transparency. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
UNIR - Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

With the Master in Public Administration from UNIR Mexico you will become a professional capable of directing budgetary and operational processes in public institutions; parti ... +

With the Master in Public Administration from UNIR Mexico you will become a professional capable of directing budgetary and operational processes in public institutions; participating in the design of policies that respond to the social and sectoral needs of the Mexican State. -
Master
Part-time
18 months
Spanish
Online
 

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