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Top Master’s in Public Administration & MPA Degree Programs Online

Your Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program prepares you for management and executive roles in this field. Coursework at this level is rigorous and specialized, allowing you to concentrate on a specific aspect of public administration like community development, education, environmental policy, public health or transportation. Your MPA degree program will require about two years of full-time post-baccalaureate study to complete. Other popular master’s-level public administration credentials include the Master of Science (MS) in Public Administration and Master’s in Public Policy.

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Southern New Hampshire University

Norwich University

University of Southern California

Notre Dame de Namur University

Capella University

USC School of Social Work

UNC – School of Government

Kent State University

Brandman University

Concordia University Nebraska

American University

Lubbock Christian University

Brandman University Online

Kaplan University

Villanova University Online

University of Phoenix

Northcentral University

More schools offering Public Administration Programs of Interest (Alpha Sort)

Alaska Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Anchorage, AK

Alaska Pacific UniversityOnline

Albion CollegeUndergraduate
Albion, MI

Alderson Broaddus UniversityUndergraduate
Philippi, WV

Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Paxton, MA

Arcadia UniversityUndergraduate
Glenside, PA

Arcadia UniversityOnline

Auburn UniversityUndergraduate
Auburn University, AL

Baldwin Wallace UniversityUndergraduate
Berea, OH

Baldwin Wallace UniversityOnline

Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Muncie, IN

Ball State UniversityOnline

Bard College at Simon's RockUndergraduate
Great Barrington, MA

Beacon CollegeUndergraduate
Leesburg, FL

Bellevue UniversityUndergraduate
Bellevue, NE

Bellevue UniversityOnline

Bethel CollegeUndergraduate
Mishawaka, IN

Bethel CollegeOnline

Bethel CollegeUndergraduate
North Newton, KS

Bethel UniversityUndergraduate
McKenzie, TN

Boston CollegeUndergraduate
Chestnut Hill, MA

Brewton-Parker CollegeUndergraduate
Mount Vernon, GA

Burlington CollegeUndergraduate
Burlington, VT

California State University- FullertonUndergraduate
Fullerton, CA

California State University- Long BeachUndergraduate
Long Beach, CA

California State University- Monterey BayUndergraduate
Seaside, CA

California State University- SacramentoUndergraduate
Sacramento, CA

California State University- San BernardinoUndergraduate
San Bernardino, CA

California State University- San MarcosUndergraduate
San Marcos, CA

Calumet College of St. JosephUndergraduate
Whiting, IN

Cambridge CollegeUndergraduate
Cambridge, MA

Carlow UniversityUndergraduate
Pittsburgh, PA

Cazenovia CollegeUndergraduate
Cazenovia, NY


Job Outlook – Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) Online

Earning your MPA degree generally qualifies you for leadership roles in the field of public administration; jobs such as city manager, industrial relations manager and public relations manager can be within your reach. An MPA provides you with many career possibilities. Public relations manager serves as an excellent example. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports these professionals earned a median annual wage of $91,810 in 2010, and expects 16% job growth in the field through 2020.