The 100 percent online master of public administration
(M.P.A.) degree program from the 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.The Online M.P.A.
Advance your career in public service and
administration or nonprofit management
- Gain skills in defining public problems and
implementing ethical and practical solutions
- Apply learned theory to actual practice
- Engage in a cutting edge curriculum
- Join an enormous, active alumni network
- Pay a low tuition, even from out-of-state
The Online Advantage
- Learn from anywhere
- Study all year round, part time or full time
- Maintain your own schedule
- Enjoy small class sizes
- Receive individual attention from award-winning
- Recognized for its knowledge and competencies in public service and
administration, with particular attention to the fields of public and nonprofit
performance measurement, management, and improvement
- Ranked highly in public management and
administration by U.S. News & World Report
- Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) accredited
The school's faculty generates knowledge and best practices
in public service and administration, and collaborates with public and
nonprofit sector organizations and professionals throughout the United States
and the world.
- SPAA has over 25 faculty whose areas of
expertise include public and nonprofit management and administration, public
performance measurement and reporting, public budgeting and finance, economic
development, health, and urban affairs.
- Five faculty are members of the congressionally-chartered National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).
- In the last three years, SPAA faculty have
published over 40 books.
- Members of SPAA faculty have been presidents of
the major organizations in the public administration field, including the
American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), NASPAA, and the Public Management
Research Association (PMRA).
- SPAA faculty have won major awards in the field,
including the NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Research Award (two faculty); the ASPA
Dwight Waldo Career Research Award; the ASPA Joseph Wholey Distinguished
Scholarship Award (two faculty); the ASPA Charles H. Levine Award for
Excellence in Public Administration Research, Teaching, and Service (two
faculty); and the American Political Science Association's Herbert Simon Award
for Best Book.
Our faculty provides our students with the theoretical
underpinnings for public service by focusing on these learning outcomes.
Coursework enables students to:
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- lead and manage in public governance;
- participate and contribute to the policy
- analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve
problems, and make decisions;
- articulate and apply a public service
- communicate and interact productively with a
diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.