Explore the social and organizational benefits of prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in public service agencies.
Next Start Dates
Courses with a set schedule
February 27, 2023
Up to 24 Credits
By prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their decision-making, public service leaders can help break down systemic barriers for underserved populations. In this online Master of Public Administration specialization, you’ll explore the integral role diversity plays in public policy and administration. Broaden your perspectives on race and gender in public service and learn what it takes to promote equality, equity, and diversity at local and national levels.
Explore DEI in Depth
Expand your perspectives on DEI and social justice. Improve your ability to serve diverse populations and people of all backgrounds.
Grow as a Change-Maker
Play a bigger role in fostering equitable communities that allow everyone to participate fully and have their voices heard.
Choose an Established Program
Walden has been catering to working professionals for more than 50 years and has offered its MPA program for 20 years.
Build Practical Skills
Master relevant, timely skills you can apply immediately on the job by engaging in simulations and story-based learning.
Get a Head Start on Your PhD
You may have the opportunity to transfer prior credits into one of Walden’s two public policy and administration doctoral programs.
- 48 quarter credits
- Foundation course (3 cr.)
- Core courses (30 cr.)
- Specialization courses (10 cr.)
- Capstone (5 cr.)
View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN.
Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
|Tuition||48 quarter credit hours||$507 per quarter hour||$24,336|
|Technology Fee||Per quarter||$165||$825|
Effective February 27, 2023
|Tuition||48 quarter credit hours||$530 per quarter hour||$25,440|
|Technology Fee||Per quarter||$170||$850|
*Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, 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 $1,000 and $1,400.
Paying for Your Education
Our Enrollment Specialists can help you outline a plan and find resources for funding your education.
Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.
General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.
Having completed my master’s and doctoral degrees with Walden University, I have a scholarly foundation on which to build.
I wanted to enhance my education, and Walden was my key.
My passion for public service initially motivated me to enroll at Walden.