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MPA
Master of Public Administration

Advance your expertise as a public administration professional and make a positive impact on communities. The online Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Capella uses a scholar-practitioner model that helps you take what you learn in the coursework and apply it directly to the real world. As part of the interdisciplinary curriculum, you’ll develop skills to collaborate with diverse populations, including techniques for managing people, technology, finances, and other resources to improve well-being on a societal level. This program is designed to help you prepare for a wide range of public administration career paths.

Real-world skills

Develop your ability to make a professional impact with a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Built-in master’s-to-doctoral pathway

Learn valuable industry skills and open the door to doctoral study with a curriculum designed to meet NASPAA and ASPA standards.

No wasted time

The MPA program allows you to apply what you’ve learned and put public administration policies in place.

Classes start October 11

Use the code FALL21 to waive the $50 application fee.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 7 Core courses
  • 4 Elective courses
  • 2 Concentrations
  • 1 Integrative project
  • 48 Total quarter credits
  • 12 Max transfer credits

Reduce your tuition by $5,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master's degree.