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Public Administration

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Public Administration Master's Degree Program

In public administration, professionals 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 you gain the competencies you need 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 two emphases: Healthcare Management or Government Management. Customized to your specific interests, our Master of Public Administration degree is designed to help you achieve your professional goals in any one of these expanding fields.

Keller Graduate School of Management’s Master’s in Public Administration program* has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP,, demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

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Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs.

*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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All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.

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"Keller's faculty care about you as an individual and motivate you to continue in the pursuit of excellence and success."

- Javan Mesnard, Keller Alumnus
Master's degree in Public Administration, 2006

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. Depending on the pace you prefer, you might take one or two classes per session.

Total Credit Hours: 45
Required program: 21
Emphasis: 18 or 21
Elective: 3 or 6

On Campus and Online

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Keller Graduate School of Management offers the flexibility to complete your graduate program on your schedule. This allows students to balance work and life while preparing for the future. On campus and online program and course availability vary by location.