Master Online

Public Administration

Franklin University

17 months
670 USD/credit 17025 USD/year
670 USD/credit 17025 USD/year
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Our Master of Public Administration at Franklin University prepares you to take on public administration leadership much the same way an MBA prepares a business executive. Choose the program that helps you advance community interest -- and your career.


Government and nonprofit sector jobs account for an astonishing 25% of total U.S. employment. What attracts such large numbers to these organizations is the positive impact that their services can have on the public. At the center of these mission-oriented institutions are leaders driving change and empowering teams and volunteers to transform their communities.

The transfer-friendly Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the graduate degree program of choice for government and nonprofit organizations seeking leadership talent. Franklin University's online MPA program equips you to tackle the specific leadership challenges faced by public administration professionals -- similar to the way an MBA prepares you for an executive position in business. You'll learn to create administrative plans, make management decisions, and achieve organizational goals for the advancement of community interest.

Because Franklin offers a current, applied curriculum focused on preparing you to be a real-world practitioner, upon graduation you’ll be ready to enter the workforce and immediately take on the top issues facing government and nonprofit organizations. You’ll gain the skills employers look for in the areas of public and nonprofit leadership, organizational analysis, policy-making, budgeting and financial management, and personnel administration.


With Franklin University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program, you'll be prepared to advance to a top leadership role while serving your community, cause or country and helping ensure more efficient and effective government programs and nonprofit organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Government and Nonprofit Administration
  • Managing Personnel and Information Systems
  • Management Decision Making Methods
  • Public Administration Capstone
  • Financial Management & Budgeting

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 17 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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We recommend submitting your application at least 6 weeks prior to the term in which you want to start classes.


36 SCH



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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your online application using an email address that you check regularly.
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Demonstrate English Proficiency
  • Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 670 USD per credit during 17 months.
  • National

    17025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 670 USD per credit during 17 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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