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Master of Public Administration (MPA) Online

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"I found that everyone was willing to go the extra mile in helping me…I was really looking for that in an institution."

— Jeff Philips (Master of Business Administration, 2015)

Discover Jeff's experience at South University

South University’s Master of Public Administration online degree program will prepare you with the organizational and managerial expertise needed to become a leader in local, state, and national government entities and nonprofit organizations.

Designed to be completed in as little as 16 months, our Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree online curriculum pulls from a broad range of disciplines to provide both foundational and specialized information of value to anyone pursuing a public administration career.

Beyond exploring the structure of political, social, and institutional systems, your online MPA courses will cover topics like data analysis, budgeting, ethical decision-making, fundraising, HR and volunteer management, and leadership—all within the context of helping public and nonprofit organizations to maximize their impact and achieve their goals.

Develop Practical Skills

Upon completing South University’s Master of Public Administration online program, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply a broad conceptual framework to public administration issues, including economic, political, legal, and social institutions and processes that affect the actions and decision of political leaders and public managers.
  • Communicate clearly an understanding of the challenges of government agencies and many public sector problems/issues and the multiple paths for solutions.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills in order to build strategic alliances in political and administrative structures.
  • Apply quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate attainment of discipline-specific knowledge and the practical skills to be effective in the field.

Prepare for Your Career in Public Administration

As a graduate of the Master of Public Administration online program, you’ll be prepared to seek career opportunities within municipalities, states, provinces, federal government, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and non-governmental organizations. Related jobs include:

  • General and Operations Managers
  • Legislators
  • Transportation Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers

Earn a Master of Public Administration Online on Your Schedule

South University’s online MPA program offers you the flexibility and control to access online classes and resources anytime, day or night, so that you can pursue your master’s degree whenever it’s most convenient for you. Our faculty and staff also make sure that online doesn’t mean out of touch, supporting you every step of the way.

Learn more about South University’s Master of Public Administration online program today.

http://www.southuniversity.edu/online/areas-of-study/business-administration-and-accounting/public-administration-master-of-public-administration-mpa
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