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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master's Degree
Begins every Fall (August), Spring (January) & Summer (May)

  • 36 Credits
  • 2+ Years to Complete
  • Online
  • Live Web Classes Held 1 Evening Per Week
  • Deadlines for Lessons/Exams
  • In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency

The mission of the MPA program at the University of North Dakota is to
instill public service values and to prepare people to enter into or advance in government or related fields.

Ranked #5 on 2012 "Best Buy" List for Online MPAs

Best Buy: Online Masters BadgeGetEducated.com, LLC, an independent, online education research firm which reviews and ranks accredited online university degrees programs, ranked the University of North Dakota's online Master of Public Administration as #5 on the 2012 Best Buys for online MPAs.

UND offers the same rate of tuition for online courses regardless of your residency status. This means that you will pay UND's in-state tuition rate for your online MPA regardless of where you live!

About the Online MPA

UND's online MPA program prepares you for administrative roles in all levels of the governmental, non-profit, healthcare, and social sectors.

A Health Administration track is also available for those interested in health-related careers.

The online MPA program focuses on developing the management and analytical skills necessary for being a successful public administrator, including:

As a graduate of the MPA program from the esteemed UND College of Business & Public Administration, you will have:

NOTE: You also may pursue a fully-online Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Public Administration, Policy Analysis, or Social Entrepreneurship by completing 12 credits of graduate-level coursework.