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Norwich University’s Master of Public Administration program provides public service professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond strategically and nimbly to the needs of their communities, and to lead their organizations during both times of uncertainty and prosperity. Students graduate with a greater confidence in their abilities to manage change, manage budgets, and manage employees and constituents.
The Master of Public Administration program welcomes goal-oriented individuals who share our passion for public service and are committed to furthering their field and contributing positively to their community.
Students can choose from a variety of courses specific to the field of public administration. Course topics include strategic planning, finance, organizational leadership, public policy development, and evaluation. For a complete listing visit the public administration program page.
Students can choose from one of the following concentrations: organizational leadership, public works administration, continuity of governmental operations, criminal justice studies, fiscal management and leadership, or create their own. To create their own concentration, students can choose any two elective courses offered by the program, at the discretion of the program director.
The final seminar offers students the opportunity to apply their learning in two tangible ways: the preparation of a capstone paper that offers a practical or theoretical solution to a program, operation, or policy; and the writing of a paper suitable for publication in a professional journal.
The current, all-inclusive cost for the Master of Public Administration program is $26,520. For detailed information about program costs, visit the Tuition Information page.
Master of Public Administration alumni are employed by organizations such as the Air National Guard, Barnes ANGB, Catholic Charities, City of Houston, Department of Defense, United States Senate, USAID, and U.S. Navy. For more details on employment opportunities, visit the MPA career outcomes page.
All public administration program faculty members have advanced degrees (most are terminal) and are subject matter experts in public administration. They represent a wide variety of academic disciplines including: public administration, justice administration, philosophy, public affairs, criminology, education, law, and human services. They must demonstrate a wide range of university/college-level teaching experience and a history of leadership in academia, the private sector, or the public sector. To meet some of the featured program faculty, visit the public administration program page.
Yes, the public administration program is designed to complement your day-to-day work schedule.
The program’s six courses (each six credits) take approximately 18 months to complete. Depending on when you start the program, you can expect your degree to be conferred in 18 to 24 months.