University of Delaware

Master of Public Administration


5 W Main St

Newark, DE 19716

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

Learn effective leadership and management strategy for public service and nonprofit operations with this online master of public administration.

This program is founded on the Delaware Model of integrating theory and practice into applicable skills that develop your public service business acumen and help you overcome today’s leading public challenges. You will examine case studies and apply best practices to enhance your foundation in public service management strategy and prepare for leadership roles.

UD’s online MPA is a 36-credit program that can be completed in 30 months. Successful completion will enable you to:

  • Explore the latest research on emergent needs in public service
  • Gain the knowledge and management skills to lead organizations through today’s most pressing challenges
  • Study curriculum developed by a faculty of practitioners in the field

Excel At a Top Research Institution

Become a leader in your field at a university that is recognized for its leading research and commitment to the development of students.

  • A 2017 Top 30 National Public UniversityU.S. News & World Report
  • Best-Value UniversityKiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Ranked 29th Among Public UniversitiesForbes
  • One of fewer than 3% of U.S. institutions with a Carnegie classification of very high research activity

Advance with Distinction

A graduate degree from UD does more than build skills to help you advance professionally. Our expert faculty and innovative research keep you on the leading edge in public service and administration. This program will not only make you highly competitive in the job market, it will provide you with the tools you need to design dynamic solutions in policy and planning and lead the way to positively impacting your career, your neighbors and your community.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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