Master of Public Administration

Public Administration

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Public Administration, Master of Public Administration

Achieve your professional leadership and managerial career goals with NAU’s Master of Public Administration program. Whether you are starting out in your career or are mid-career, this online MPA degree will help you refine and further cultivate leadership skills critical for the workplace in public, private, and non-profit job sectors.

You will graduate with a heightened understanding of the values, concepts, and analytics of human resource administration, public budgeting, and ethics, and administrative law. Many of our students are in rural or isolated areas and benefit from the flexible and accessible delivery of this online program.

Highlights of our Master’s in Public Administration program:

  • You will complete a capstone project; you might decide to research a specific administrative issue or problem-solve within your own organization.
  • Throughout the program, our faculty provide direct guidance to help ensure your success.
  • Our partnership with the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies allows you to concurrently complete a certificate in Indigenous and Tribal Nation-Building, Leadership, Management, and Administration.

Structured online degrees have five start dates each semester, so you can enroll on your timeline.


  • In-person: Flagstaff
  • Online: Structured