Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

Distance Learning

Online Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration


339 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's in Public Policy and Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

Earn your master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University in an online format. Designed with the working professional in mind, the online option for the MPPA program parallels its campus-based counterpart, providing the same curriculum designed and taught by Northwestern faculty. This prestigious program is comprised of a 13-unit course structure and emphasizes the important relationship between policy development and its implementation in our world. This is a professional degree that offers students the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest while leveraging the course curriculum to apply program learning to real-world topics. The program is for aspiring leaders who are looking to take part in an immersive academic experience, taught by recognized professionals from the field of Public Policy and Administration. The MPPA program is geared for completion within two to three years of part-time study. Specializations include: Public Policy, Public Administration, and Global Policy.


Northwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.

Locale: Midsize City

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