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In today’s busy world of fluid and flexible public service with change being the only constant, public administration professionals need a broad and transferable education that is clear and tangible.

Webster’s Master of Public Administration explicitly embraces the blurring of roles and sectors in the business world with our approach to professional education for service. Armed with our degree that crosses all the traditional boundaries, our students graduate with the very latest analytic frameworks that will serve them in the numerous positions within organizations all over the world.

Our graduates serve in significant leadership positions in government agencies, private nonprofits, social service organizations, and a variety of consulting firms.

In fact, Webster’s MPA is designed to provide a developmental framework for those interested in leadership and management in public service. It examines both public and nonprofit sectors of society, with an analysis of management techniques and leadership experience used in applying these techniques to public policy decision-making. The curriculum seeks to examine in depth the nature of public servants, the tools at their disposal, and various roles in public organizations.

In light of today’s heightened need for advanced training and education, Webster University also offers the degree online, providing students the flexibility they need. Students can take the program entirely in the traditional classroom environment, entirely online, or choose between online and classroom offerings according to your preference or schedule.

The MPA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Points of Distinction

  • The program focuses on helping you create an edge for this highly competitive field
  • Faculty teach the very latest practices in the public administration field, allowing students to take what they learn in class and apply it to work immediately
  • Courses offer proven strategies and real-world insight for professional administration, training, management, and development
  • Flexible program delivery: online, classroom, and synchronous online format

MPA Degree Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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