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MPA programs online

Strengthen your management skills and prepare to have more impact in the public service industry. Our 100 percent online Master of Public Administration programs allow you to tailor your degree to fit your personal and professional interests. Choose from multiple concentrations and electives to study career-relevant strategies that you can apply immediately.

Why choose our online MPA programs?

  • Each concentration includes core coursework that gives you a background in key areas of public administration.
  • With accelerated courses and multiple start dates, you can finish in as few as 12 months.
  • The flexible online delivery and affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition are designed for working professionals.

Which online program is right for you?

GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Public Administration General

As few as 12 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$15,822 Total Tuition

Prepare to transition into a leadership role in a public service organization while tailoring your degree to meet your specific career goals with the Master of Public Administration General online program from Murray State University. Whether you're already in public administration or considering a career change, this program gives you a broad range of essential skills.

In this program, you will explore core fields of public administration such as budgeting, organizational theory, human resources, policy analysis, ethics and more. What makes this innovative program unique is the breadth of elective options enabling you to develop skills applicable in government roles, the private sector, nonprofit organizations, or other niches in-between. By choosing coursework from a wide variety of high-demand areas, you can tailor your degree to your professional interests.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Economic Development

As few as 12 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$15,822 Total Tuition

Become a catalyst for municipal development and build vital private-public partnerships that spur economic growth in your community with the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Economic Development online program from Murray State University. You will learn skills to help stimulate job creation, create tax revenue and nurture economic prosperity.

In this program, you will learn about restructuring market incentives to leverage private investment, developing community-based businesses, affordable housing, and financial institutions in order to improve community life. Our relevant core coursework gives you a background in key areas of public administration, including policy analysis, budgeting and finance, organizational theory, human resource management and more. A choice of electives enables you to shape your degree to meet your career goals.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration

As few as 12 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$15,822 Total Tuition

Deepen your multifaceted knowledge of the many roles of healthcare within the private and public sectors in the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration online program from Murray State. You will study healthcare planning, financial aspects of health services organizations, and health administration and management within a broader overview of the healthcare delivery system.

This 100 percent online healthcare administration program from Murray State’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts includes a capstone experience in which you will integrate theories and methods by proposing and executing a project involving a substantive management or analytic issue in the public sector.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership

As few as 12 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$15,822 Total Tuition

Enhance your management and advocacy expertise with the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership online program. This public spirit-focused MPA equips you with a strong understanding of the roles and responsibilities of leaders in public and nonprofit organizations.

Learn how to successfully manage or lead a nonprofit or public organization with integrated strategies, fundraising, public policy, and resource management through our online coursework. The nonprofit leadership program empowers you to craft innovative responses to social problems as you prepare for nonprofit management roles.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public and Community Health

As few as 12 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$15,822 Total Tuition

Become a leader in creating policies and procedures that can shape the future of healthcare in your community with the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public and Community Health online program from Murray State University. Learn to analyze and investigate public health issues and implement appropriate interventions.

As part of this program, you will develop essential skills in policy-making and public communication. You will also focus on health counseling, environmental health and health behavior. Plus, our relevant core coursework gives you a background in key areas of public administration, including policy analysis, budgeting and finance, organizational theory, human resource management and more.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management

As few as 12 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
$15,822 Total Tuition

Hone and diversify your leadership skills to help advance your career as an administrator in all levels of government with the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management online program from Murray State University. You will gain credentials to broaden your career in the public service sector.

In this program, you will study intergovernmental relations, local and regional administration, law and ethics, labor relations, public planning and more. By choosing electives, you can shape your degree to match your professional goals. Plus, our relevant core coursework gives you a background in key areas of public administration, including policy analysis, budgeting and finance, organizational theory, human resource management and more.

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The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business has been continuously accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $439.50 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/14/24 Start class: 8/20/24

Enhance your management and advocacy expertise with the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership online program. This public spirit-focused MPA equips you with a strong understanding of the roles and responsibilities of leaders in public and nonprofit organizations.

Learn how to successfully manage or lead a nonprofit or public organization with integrated strategies, fundraising, public policy, and resource management through our online coursework. The nonprofit leadership program empowers you to craft innovative responses to social problems as you prepare for nonprofit management roles.

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Economic Development

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $439.50 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/14/24 Start class: 8/20/24

Become a catalyst for municipal development and build vital private-public partnerships that spur economic growth in your community with the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Economic Development online program from Murray State University. You will learn skills to help stimulate job creation, create tax revenue and nurture economic prosperity.

In this program, you will learn about restructuring market incentives to leverage private investment, developing community-based businesses, affordable housing, and financial institutions in order to improve community life. Our relevant core coursework gives you a background in key areas of public administration, including policy analysis, budgeting and finance, organizational theory, human resource management and more. A choice of electives enables you to shape your degree to meet your career goals.

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public and Community Health

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $439.50 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/14/24 Start class: 8/20/24

Become a leader in creating policies and procedures that can shape the future of healthcare in your community with the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public and Community Health online program from Murray State University. Learn to analyze and investigate public health issues and implement appropriate interventions.

As part of this program, you will develop essential skills in policy-making and public communication. You will also focus on health counseling, environmental health and health behavior. Plus, our relevant core coursework gives you a background in key areas of public administration, including policy analysis, budgeting and finance, organizational theory, human resource management and more.

Master of Public Administration General

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $439.50 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/14/24 Start class: 8/20/24

Prepare to transition into a leadership role in a public service organization while tailoring your degree to meet your specific career goals with the Master of Public Administration General online program from Murray State University. Whether you're already in public administration or considering a career change, this program gives you a broad range of essential skills.

In this program, you will explore core fields of public administration such as budgeting, organizational theory, human resources, policy analysis, ethics and more. What makes this innovative program unique is the breadth of elective options enabling you to develop skills applicable in government roles, the private sector, nonprofit organizations, or other niches in-between. By choosing coursework from a wide variety of high-demand areas, you can tailor your degree to your professional interests.

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $439.50 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/14/24 Start class: 8/20/24

Deepen your multifaceted knowledge of the many roles of healthcare within the private and public sectors in the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration online program from Murray State. You will study healthcare planning, financial aspects of health services organizations, and health administration and management within a broader overview of the healthcare delivery system.

This 100 percent online healthcare administration program from Murray State’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts includes a capstone experience in which you will integrate theories and methods by proposing and executing a project involving a substantive management or analytic issue in the public sector.

Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $439.50 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 8/14/24 Start class: 8/20/24

Hone and diversify your leadership skills to help advance your career as an administrator in all levels of government with the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management online program from Murray State University. You will gain credentials to broaden your career in the public service sector.

In this program, you will study intergovernmental relations, local and regional administration, law and ethics, labor relations, public planning and more. By choosing electives, you can shape your degree to match your professional goals. Plus, our relevant core coursework gives you a background in key areas of public administration, including policy analysis, budgeting and finance, organizational theory, human resource management and more.

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