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MPA Master of Public Administration General Public Administration specialization


Capella University's online MPA degree prepares you to develop policies and effectively manage public administration resources. Designed around national public administration curriculum standards, the curriculum focuses on building public value by establishing collaborative networks; promoting ethical performance standards; enhancing professional communication skills; and formulating and achieving innovative solutions to the challenges of public protection, policy and governance.

Working with a rich, global network of experienced faculty and professional peers, you will gain an in-depth understanding of your own field, plus insights from professionals in other fields, such as public safety and health care, which often collaborate with you to address today's complex challenges.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in General Public Administration from Capella, you'll learn to manage public administration resources effectively and develop solutions based on citizen involvement, informed decision making and leadership. You'll also develop and implement public administration policies and administrative processes. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in General Public Administration include adjunct or part-time faculty, analyst, city manager, economic development manager, fundraising and development manager, government relations manager, human services manager, nonprofit manager, parks and recreation manager, political leader, social service provider or administrator. Potential workplaces include: consulting firm, educational institution, government, International organization, land-based or online college or university, nonprofit organization, political association, research organization, think tank or trade group.

Capella also provides you the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific knowledge area by earning a program concentration that will be included on your transcript and can enhance your career opportunities.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5953 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.