Gain the essential knowledge and skills to become a successful leader in public administration with our Master of Public Administration degree program.
Whether it is at the local, state, or federal level, providing public service increasingly involves collaboration with multiple government agencies as well as private and nonprofit organizations. When you earn your online master’s in public administration, you can be prepared to meet these challenges.
Walden’s online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program is designed to help you develop the advanced competencies that are essential to becoming a successful leader in public administration. Gain the skills that can prepare you for cross-sectoral governance and enable you to deliver services to citizens through plans that are transparent, efficient, and ethical. As a student working toward your online MPA degree, you can learn effective ways to balance budgets, write and negotiate contracts, manage conflict, and build partnerships.
Prepare to advance your career as you gain the knowledge to translate policies into programs that work for the public good. Through in-depth research, practical coursework, and a virtual city that simulates real-life scenarios, you can acquire the organizational capabilities you need to administer and oversee diverse and complex agencies.
Walden’s Master of Public Administration program offers a General Program without a specialization, or a variety of optional specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals. Learn more about each specialization and its related curriculum:
Graduates of our online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program will be prepared to:
Graduates of this program will be well-prepared for a number of occupations across an array of areas, including government and politics, health, nonprofit, and public affairs. Students can prepare for a career in a variety of roles, including:
Career positions may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
|Tuition||48 total quarter credit hours||$495 per quarter hour||$23,760|
|Technology Fee||Per quarter||$160||$800|
|Transfer up to 20 credits||$10,220|
|Total with Maximum Transfer Credits†||$14,340|
|Tuition||63 total quarter credit hours||$495 per quarter hour||$31,185|
|Technology Fee||Per quarter||$160||$1.120
|Transfer up to 30 credits||$15,170|
|Total with Maximum Transfer Credits†||$17,135|
*The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $2,500 to $3,500.
†Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.
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