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Learn how to develop policies and effectively manage public administration resources with Capella University’s online Master of Public Administration program. You have the option to fast track your degree program and earn your online Master of Public Administration (MPA) in as little as 18 months, with the ability to transfer up to 25% of your program from previous work.

Designed around national public administration curriculum standards, your coursework will focus on building public value by: establishing collaborative networks; promoting ethical performance standards; enhancing professional communication skills; and crafting innovative solutions to public protection, policy and governance challenges.

Capella is a member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) - a global standard in public service education – ensuring your degree is highly recognized and respected. Moreover, our faculty all hold doctoral degrees and have leadership experience in world-class public service and non-profit organizations.

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

Degree Outcomes

With your online MPA degree from Capella, you'll learn to manage public administration resources effectively while developing 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 a Master's in General Public Administration degree 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, and 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, and trade group.

To learn more, call 866.933.5953, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.