Master Online

Public Administration

American Public University

2 months
13320 USD/full
13320 USD/full
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The Public Administration MPA course at the American Public University offers you the knowledge required to handle the difficult administrative environment that is government service today. This online degree program is ideal if you are currently in public management or public service, or are looking to enter this field from a different discipline.  


Course Details

Learn how to tackle tough questions, break silos, creatively problem solve, and communicate solutions by enrolling in the Public Administration MPA course at the American Public University.

APU’s MPA degree is designed for those currently in public management or service—providing a broad understanding of the goals and challenges of public administration. This public administration degree online program examines the field from a planning, organization, management, and analytic perspective, while building knowledge of administrative theory, as well as program and policy process.

This program promotes the core values of service, ethics, competence, and diversity. Using case studies and facilitated discussion, you collaborate with fellow students to strategically address issues and build a shared learning experience.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Coaching and Conflict Resolution 
  • Disaster Management 
  • Environmental Policy 
  • Health Policy 
  • Human Resources 
  • National Security 
  • Organizational Management 
  • Public Policy 
  • Security Management 

What You Will Do

  • Assess the leading approaches to managing public organizations
  • Evaluate the moral, legal, and ethical aspects of decision-making in the public sector
  • Evaluate the government budgeting process and funding of government programs and organizations
  • Appraise the role of government organizations in public policy development and implementation

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Public Administration in Society 
  • Public Writing
  • Ethics in Government
  • Public Policy
  • Public Management
  • Public Finance

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13320 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    13320 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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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