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Public administrators help to address many of our nation’s most pressing issues. These professionals are experts at identifying community and organizational improvements and implementing change—across all sectors—while running government agencies, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations.
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Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration online degree is for working professionals looking to make a social impact while advancing in their current field, as well as for passion-driven individuals looking to make a career shift into the public or nonprofit sector. Our prestigious, nationally recognized program provides valuable training you can immediately apply in the workplace to make an impact.
Our primary mission is to prepare professionals, such as yourself, for public service leadership positions and improve the management of public and nonprofit organizations.
USC Price offers an immersive and engaging multimedia curriculum, taught by expert faculty, that can be completed in as few as two years as you build analytical, political, and communication abilities—a comprehensive approach unlike any other program.
Learn more about the Master of Public Administration online degree program:
Duration: 24 Months
2 Certificate Options
Next Application Deadline: 8/1/2021
Fall Classes Start Date: 9/1/2021
In recent years, our graduates have gravitated to diverse career opportunities:
Recent Nonprofit Positions Taken:
Board of Directors Member
Social and Community Services Director
Postsecondary Education Administrator
Financial Literacy Advocate
Recent Government Positions Taken:
City Manager / Deputy City Manager
Community Development Director
Intelligence Officer / Senior Law Enforcement
Director, Office of the Assessor
Public Information Officer
Strategic Project Manager
Emergency Management Coordinator
Recent Military Positions Taken:
Navy Lieutenant Commander
International Program Officer (U.S. Army)
Analyst (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Legal Administrator (U.S. Army)
Project Specialist (U.S. Navy)
Recent Public Policy Positions Taken:
Legislator Senior Legislative Aide
Government Affairs Director
Public Affairs Manager
Director of Development
Senior Field Representation, State Senate Office
Deputy State Director, U.S. Senator
Deputy District Director, U.S. House of Representatives
Recent Private Sector Positions Taken:
Chief Operating Officer
Research Operations Administrator
Human Resources Director
Corporate Affairs Director
Public Affairs Officer
System Deputy Compliance and Privacy Officer
Why USC Price
Our multifaceted, NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration online program is top ranked nationally. Our program delivery (emphasizing the digital transformation occurring in public administration), expert faculty, dedicated cohort coaches, and extensive alumni network all work collectively to establish you as an agent of change.
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“A lot of other programs I’ve been in try to make you into one specific type of leader. This program allows you to choose what type of leader you want to be.”