Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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Javan Mesnard, Keller Alumnus

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  • Keller Specialized Master's Degree

    Public Administration Master's Degree Program

    In public administration, there's an increasing demand for professionals who have the competencies needed to oversee work environments that flourish outside the traditional boundaries of business, such as healthcare, nonprofit and government sectors. Keller's specialized Master of Public Administration degree can help advance your career potential by providing a comprehensive education that also emphasizes practical application. Focusing on the development of leadership and team-building abilities, our Master of Public Administration degree coursework addresses essential topics including human resources, budgeting and accounting, project management and public policy formulation and implementation.

    To further focus your Master's in Public Administration degree program you will need to choose one of three emphases: Healthcare Management, Government Management or Nonprofit Management. Customized to your specific interests, our Master of Public Administration degree can help you achieve your professional goals in any one of these expanding fields.

    The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Board of Commissioners has granted accreditation to DeVry University's Master of Public Administration degree program.* ACBSP is one of three major accrediting agencies for business schools and is a leading specialized accrediting agency for business education. This recognition certifies that programs offered through DeVry University's College of Business & Management meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

    *For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.

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    At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 85+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.

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Do certain programs require more credit hours than others?

Yes, credit hour requirements do vary among degree programs because the course requirements vary among degree programs. Visit the graduate degree program page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements.

What's the difference between a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Specialized Master's Degree and a Graduate Certificate?Edit Title

These offerings are all graduate-level areas of study, but the main differences are the coursework and required number of credits that you'll need to take. Depending on your career interests and goals, one area of study may be best for you. To find out more about our offerings, contact a member of our team.

Do I need to choose a concentration/emphasis for my MBA or Specialized Master's Degree?

To help you focus your MBA or Specialized Master's Degree, and take coursework that matches your interests and goals, you can choose one of 17 concentrations, but it is not a requirement to graduate. For our Specialized Master's Degree programs that have emphases, you will be required to select one that best aligns with your career goals.

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