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Master of Public Administration
Take your place as a visionary changemaker in civic life.

Program At A Glance

12 courses

7 weeks per course

2 years to complete

SACSCOC accredited

GRE waived for eligible applicants

Grounded in practice

Spring 2023 Application Deadline

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For students who wish to start classes on January 9, 2023, the final deadline is November 7, 2022. Download the UOnline Application Checklist for a step-by-step guide through the simplified application process and contact an enrollment advisor to waive your $300 deposit fee.

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A Message From Program Director Jennifer M. Connolly

"Our program is asynchronous and set up so that students focus on one course or topic of study at a time, rather than balancing multiple courses at the same time. This is ideal for working professionals who want to complete their MPA and value a flexible schedule for completing coursework. Our students will build skills in analytical thinking and leadership while gaining knowledge of ethical and evidence-based decision-making in public sector organizations."

Why Earn a Master of Public Administration?

The Master of Public Administration program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of what is needed to be an effective public service leader. Students will explore the most critical areas of public administration, including planning, financial budgeting, political analysis, and personnel administration, as well as contemporary issues in ethics, digital governance, NGOs, and global governance. The program exposes students to the essential components of public service professionalism to help them meet the challenges of the modern world.

Our online MPA program will also prepare you to take advantage of the current public sector job growth and become a leader in public service through a variety of different courses and specialties. Our vast alumni network will help you build strategic relationships in your desired industry and be available for real-world advice. As a graduate of this program, you will be poised to occupy leadership positions in government, business, foundation, and nonprofit organizations.

Tuition

PROGRAM COST PER CREDIT FOR 2022-23† CREDITS TOTAL ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST WHAT MOST STUDENTS PAY
Master of Public Administration $2,310 36 $79,668 $47,800

*This is the total estimated cost of the program before potential scholarships.
†Based on the UM 2022-2023 UOnline Tuition and fees rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

You can learn more about scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to you here.

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