The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the preferred graduate degree for a career in public service, enabling our graduates to pursue a multitude of career paths in federal, state, and local government; and the nonprofit, education and private sectors.
The MPA degree provides students with an understanding and knowledge of government institutions, actors, and processes. As a professional program, emphasis is placed on learning the concepts, processes, and techniques associated with conducting society's business. The degree blends the theoretical with the practical dimensions and encourages a broadened scholarly and professional perspective. It also provides an understanding of the role of public administration and public policy in social and political contexts.
We understand and appreciate the diverse needs of our students. Our program offers classes in multiple formats and at multiple locations. Courses are scheduled in the evening, weekends, online and during the day. You can complete our full program on the Norman or Tulsa campuses, and our faculty routinely teach MPA courses at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.
The MPA is a degree that makes a difference in the lives of others. Whether your interests lie in policy or public service, domestic or international organizations, political or nonprofit leadership, this degree can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Apply today!