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Master of Public Administration

Pursue Your Online Master of Public Administration

Do you want to make a difference for your community and your future? Gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to provide leadership in different settings of public service—public sector, nonprofit sector, or even private sector—with an online Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Post University. Our 100% online MPA program offers a unique combination of graduate-level public administration and business courses designed to offer the learning experiences you could use to enhance your executive administration skills.

Coursework for your online MPA explores how to implement effective leadership in government and public-minded organizations. It covers public policy—its formulation, interactions, implications, and avenues of impact—ethical leadership and management practices, and more. It includes research- and data-based applied policy plan capstone courses to help you apply classroom learnings to real-world situations. The program also offers a concentration option in Emergency Management and Homeland Security for the skills and insights that could help you explore opportunities to prepare and lead response plans in times of emergency.

What Could I Do with an Online Master of Public Administration?

Upon completion of the program, you will have had the opportunity to build a foundation of skills and insights relevant to a future in public service, from decision-making skills to a better understanding of administrative ethics. Coursework covers public policy, labor law, labor relations, risk management, public finance, leadership, project management, organizational dynamics, and more!

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.

Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills

Coursework for your program is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Analyze public policy and how it could impact people and services
  • Develop and demonstrate ethical leadership principles
  • Evaluate research-based public administration practices
  • Apply principles of finance to nonprofit management and public operations
  • Implement new or expanded government/nonprofit services
  • Consolidate or eliminate under-performing or obsolete programs
  • And more!

Master of Public Administration Concentrations

Post’s Master of Public Administration program also offers the option to customize your education to your goals with two concentration options:

Criminal Justice

Curriculum for this concentration covers the challenges and complexities associated with leading, managing, and administering criminal justice organizations. With coursework in leading change, ethics, the law, community engagement, and communication, students will be given the opportunity to explore the principles, theories, and practices involved in managing law enforcement agencies, courts, and correctional facilities.

Emergency Management and Homeland Security

This concentration addresses the policy, planning, security, organizational, and management decisions involved in emergency preparedness by using and evaluating data to assess hazards and threats. Coursework covers how emergency management and security have changed since 9/11, examines related cybersecurity issues, and analyzes how agencies and organizations work together to save lives, protect property, and defend our nation.

Note: This concentration is not designed to fulfill educational requirements for any professional credential. Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding relevant licensures, but it is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order to obtain licensure.

Benefits of Earning Your Public Administration Master’s Degree Online

From the admissions process to the day you graduate, we are with you every step of the way.

  • Online MPA students receive support from their personal Post team focused solely on their academic success
  • Learn from subject-matter professionals in interactive courses
  • No class times or strict login times for your online program
  • Courses include group discussion helping you stay engaged

Pursue Your Online MPA at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your degree program. We are here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Ready for a degree that offers a better understanding of what it takes to lead public-service initiatives? Contact us to learn more about online Master of Public Administration program.

A Word from Our Program Chair

“What makes students in the public administration program different from others is that they are all very focused on improving the lives of people in their communities. The faculty is committed to helping students develop critical thinking skills so that they can lead change.”

Cynthia Anger, JD, MPA
Program Chair, Master of Public Administration

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