Master of Public Administration (MPA)
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.
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If you're interested in the public administration field, you may want to consider Keller Graduate School of Management's:
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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MPA Graduation Requirements
Total length of the Master's in Public Administration degree program varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could complete your degree program in as few as 30 months.
Total Credit Hours: 45
Required program: 21
Emphasis: 18 or 21
Elective: 3 or 6
On Campus and Online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of on campus and online learning, plus in our innovative extended classrooms. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule. Program, course, and extended classroom availability vary by location.