Northern Arizona University

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Public Administration, M.P.A.


South San Francisco Street

Flagstaff, AZ 86011

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Public Administration, M.P.A.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at Northern Arizona University is to educate students for professional public and community service. The curriculum provides the theoretical and practical dimensions of public management within a program of study, which facilitates intellectual development, promotes scholarship, and integrates the theory and practice of public administration. This mission upholds the core goal of imparting competencies such as enhancing leadership, decision making, effective communication within diverse organizational settings, critical thinking and problem solving in organizational settings. To earn this degree, you must complete 39 credit hours. This plan is designed to provide you with: improved knowledge and skills for current employment preparation for public and private sector careers


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

International Student Requirements:

Please see our website for international applicant requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 39

In State Tuition (per year): 9462 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 22452 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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