Leadership has always been a cornerstone of successful public service. As communities around the nation grow and change, the demand for effective leaders is greater than ever. Communities and nonprofit organizations require professionals who can balance effective leadership and practical experience to manage today’s pressing societal challenges.
An online Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Delaware will provide you with both foundational public policy knowledge and hands-on management skills. It prepares you to contribute to contemporary public service and nonprofit solutions and make a difference in your community.
An Interdisciplinary Approach for Effective Solutions
UD’s Master of Public Administration online program is designed to help public service professionals develop their knowledge of current societal issues and strengthen their administrative acumen using a curriculum based on applied research and contemporary case studies. It is founded on theory, research, and application-based solutions.
Taught by an interdisciplinary faculty, this flexible online MPA will challenge you using experiential learning methods to apply best practices while you master the strategies necessary to shape policy and lead effective management in government, nonprofit and private sectors. As a graduate you will be primed to manage an organization, motivate employees and make a positive impact on your public service career and in your community.
Our MPA is a 36-credit program that can be completed in 30 months. During this time, you will:
- Explore the latest research on emergent needs in public service
- Gain the knowledge and management skills to lead organizations through today’s most pressing challenges
- Contribute directly to solutions using applied research and tested experience
- Prepare to oversee the administrative and financials of public service and nonprofit organizations
UD’s Master of Public Administration curriculum will help you gain the practical leadership and management experience you need to develop further in your career.