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Online Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master of Public Administration

The online Master of Public Administration program at Kent State University provides the knowledge and skills to advance your career in the public sector. Using learning techniques that help you apply what you learn in real time, this program positions you for senior management positions in local, state and regional governments, as well as in nonprofit organizations.

We are now offering a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Management beginning in spring 2019! To learn more, contact an Admissions Advisor at +1 844-234-4073.

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MPA Mission Statement

Kent State University's online MPA program seeks to enhance the quality of public sector and nonprofit management through a faculty that is engaged in public service and committed to teaching ethical leadership and theoretical understandings 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, the program provides graduate-level education to a diverse group of public service professionals through a high quality online format.

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Why choose Kent State's online MPA?

  • Enroll in a nationally ranked program from the only Ohio university that offers an online NASPAA-accredited MPA
  • Join a nationwide alumni network that reports a 92% satisfaction rate with the program
  • Learn from a curriculum designed to incorporate experiential learning throughout the program
  • Experience a flexible online program structure created to fit the lives of full-time working professionals
  • Benefit from an affordable tuition that is below many other NASPAA-accredited programs
  • Graduate in as few as two years
  • GRE waiver available for qualified applicants

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