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Founded in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU is a private, independent, co-educational Catholic University with a rich tradition of personalized, career-oriented education. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, NDNU is committed to the professional development of its students through experiential learning and one-on-one guidance from a distinguished staff of dedicated professors. NDNU’s online programs are designed for flexibility, accessibility and maximum career impact.

Master of Public Administration

The online Master of Public Administration from NDNU features three career-building concentrations to match your interests and professional goals. This program is for individuals who want to build their career in the non-profit world, including both government and non-government entities:

  • General - This curriculum includes the best of both concentrations by offering students the option to design a custom curriculum from courses in both Public Affairs Administration and Human Resources Management
  • Human Resources Management - Ideal for emerging HR leaders or top executives in the public or private sector who want to build a diverse and dynamic workforce with emphasis on cultural synergy, productive labor/management relations, effective recruiting, and more. Students in this concentration will develop the people-management and workforce-development skills to promote positive change and help individuals and teams realize their full potential.
  • Public Affairs Administration - For those who seek leadership roles at public agencies, non-profit companies, law enforcement agencies, non-governmental organizations and other service-oriented companies. Coursework covers administrative law, public policy evaluation, management of diversity in the workforce, plus an elective class related to effective human resource management. Graduates with this concentration can apply what they learn anywhere where there is a need for an effective, caring, and inspiring leader.

The costs of higher education can be intimidating, but programs are available to ease the financial burden and help you generate a return on your investment in education as quickly as possible. Please know that the financial aid staff at Notre Dame de Namur is here to assist you in financing your education and understanding your financial options.