Gain the skills you need to succeed in public service or advance your career in nonprofit administration with the online Master of Public Administration degree from Aurora University. Through a broad-based management curriculum with specialized electives, you’ll build on previous academic and field experience as you learn to apply public administration theories to real-world situations. Because this program was developed in partnership with community leaders and public service professionals, you can be confident you’re getting the right education for your career goals. Become a leader in your community with Aurora University Online’s graduate public administration degree.
AU’s online MPA features coursework in community relations, budgeting, public policy and nonprofit management. All courses are taught by expert instructors with extensive experience in their fields. The MPA features no textbook costs, as it uses the Open Educational Resources library and network.
AU offers a series of leadership courses you may take as electives. These expertly designed classes strengthen your team building and change management skills while preparing you to become a leader in your field. Our leadership courses allow you to earn digital credentials. These credentials, also known as badges, can be displayed on your resume, LinkedIn profile, and more to highlight your leadership knowledge.
*Up to 6 hours may be taken in MBA courses
Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for questions or information on current tuition, fees, room, board and other rates.
*Applicants with undergraduate GPAs below 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must submit a personal statement. Additional letters of recommendation and/or an interview with the program director may be required.
All AU Online students must have unrestricted access to a computer or mobile device with high-speed internet to participate in online courses. AU Online uses Moodle to host its online classes.
Graduate-level course credit is transferable, allowing students to earn their degree faster than ever. Graduate-level credit earned at regionally accredited institutions of higher education graded “B” or better may be transferred to Aurora University and applied toward a master’s or other post-baccalaureate programs prior to enrollment into Aurora University.
Boost your earnings, job security and career opportunities by earning an online MPA. You can take advantage of a number of career outcomes, including the following: