MPA Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration degree is a 2.5-year program of study that is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration (NASPAA).

As a student in our master's program, you will gain:

Important topics covered in our program include:

Career military personnel, nonprofit organization administrators, those in the private sector whose responsibilities involve extensive contact with governmental agencies, and public-sector workers will also find the M.P.A. curriculum relevant.

Program Requirements
To earn a master's degree in public administration, the following requirements apply:

Course Curriculum
Find out what courses are required to earn a master's degree in public administration.

Graduation Rates
The vast majority of our students successfully complete the MPA Program in two years. Historically, 90% to 100% of all full-time students (those taking 9 credit hours per semester) complete the program in two years, while the small percentage of remaining full-time students definitely finish within five years. For part-time students (6 or fewer credit hours per semester), our historic graduation data shows that 55% of students earn their MPA degrees within two years, while a full three out of every four (73%) graduate within five years.

Contact Us
Questions about the program may be directed to Dr. Jessica Word via email at jessica.word@unlv.edu or by phone at 702-895-2684.


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