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Online Public Administration M.P.A.

You want to implement public and social policies that will improve the lives of the general public. With an online master's in public administration (M.P.A.) from Indiana State University, you'll be prepared for leadership positions in government and in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. You can choose concentrations in five other online master's programs at Indiana State: public policy, nonprofit leadership, criminology/criminal justice, human resources development, and public health.

Blue is hands-on. The program includes a three-credit-hour internship with a public agency for students without public or non-profit work experience. The capstone course is offered by our expert faculty in the political science department.

Careers in Public Administration

The online MPA degree at Indiana State will prepare you for multiple career paths, including these positions:

  • Chief executive officer
  • City manager
  • Development director
  • Executive director
  • Financial manager
  • Foreign service officer
  • Human resources manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Mayor
  • Program analyst
  • Public relations manager
  • Urban planner

For more information:Go to the Program Details Page


Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states, U.S. territories, or Canadian Provinces. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, U.S. Territory, or Canadian Province, visit program availability.

Select Indiana State University online programs are open to U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses. Check specific program availability in regard to programs which require clinical rotations.

All programs are closed to all students residing in any other jurisdictions.