Earn your degree without ever stepping foot on campus.
One of only 23 NASPAA-accredited online programs in the nation, our online M.P.A. allows you to earn a Master of Public Administration degree from anywhere in the world, without ever stepping foot on campus.
36 to 39-credit program (3 credit internship may be waived for those with pertinent experience). Learn more
Fully accredited online program, or in convenient weekend and online formats at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md.. Dual J.D./M.P.A. is also available.
Fall: Rolling; Spring: Dec. 1; Summer: April1. See the admission requirements
Online MPA students and regional residents pay the in-state rate. Learn more about tuition and fees
This online program offers the same rigorous educational quality as do our onsite courses and on the same academic schedule, but with the convenience of being able to access classes from home, work or anywhere with an Internet connection.
As with all online degree programs, however, it is not an independent-study program; it's carefully organized to expose you to the most important concepts of public-sector practice while providing you with opportunities for frequent interactions with your professors and fellow students.
Through the online M.P.A., you can specialize only in Public and Nonprofit Management (see the degree requirements).
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Among the best in the country.
Our entirely online M.P.A. program has been ranked:
- #22 among the Top 53 Online Masters in Public Administration programs for 2021, according to Intelligent.com.
- #14 among the Top 25 Online Masters in Public Administration for 2019, according to BestMastersPrograms.org
- #13 among the Best Online MPA Programs, according to SuccessfulStudent.org