Kent State offers two online graduate programs—a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Management—designed to give you the foundational skills you need to effect change in your community and advance your career in the public or nonprofit sector. If you have a head for business and a heart for community service, you’ve come to the right place.
Kent State University's online graduate programs in public administration and nonprofit management seek to enhance the quality of the public and nonprofit sectors through a faculty that is engaged in public service and committed to teaching ethical leadership and the theoretical underpinnings of administration; enhancing knowledge, analytical skills and technical abilities; and emphasizing experiential learning opportunities to apply theory and skills. Our core values include pursuing the public interest with accountability and transparency; serving professionally with competence, efficiency and objectivity; acting ethically so as to uphold the public trust; and demonstrating respect, equity and impartiality in dealings with citizens and fellow public servants. Toward that end, our programs provide graduate-level education to a diverse group of professionals through a high-quality online format.