Public Administration

100% Online Master of Public Administration

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100% Online Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The smooth and efficient operation of government relies on leaders who know how to creatively problem solve, break silos by networking between agencies and stakeholders, and communicate solutions through diverse channels. Prepare to be part of this next generation of public administrators by earning your Master of Public Administration (MPA) at American Military University (AMU).

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. AMU's MPA degree requires no GRE or other entrance exam, and the program starts monthly, putting you in control.

Applicable Knowledge

Career-relevant coursework blends theory with practice to sharpen your knowledge and skill in writing, ethics, public policy, public management, and public finance. A variety of concentration options allow you to further focus your studies.

Collaborative Learning

Case studies, facilitated discussion, and other exercises allow you to build a shared experience toward developing a new generation of administrators ready to serve the public.

Core Values

AMU’s online master’s degree in public administration stresses core values of service, ethics, knowledge, competence, and diversity.

Real-World Exposure

You’ll benefit from studying alongside classmates who bring their own wealth of knowledge to your online learning experience. Students include those currently engaged in public management or public service and those entering the field.

Practical Takeaways

To complete your program, you’ll undertake a creative project to address an issue of public importance that is directly or closely related to your own career or position. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to strategically tackle challenging issues facing public servants.

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Tuition Costs

Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military tuition grant.

Military Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $285/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $250 per credit hour $370/credit hour standard rate

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

Percentage of Students with Transfer Credit 94% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Military University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2013.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Comission

Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

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