Online Master of Public Administration Program Overview

The online MPA program provides an intellectual, collaborative and engaging learning environment where practical and theoretical concepts of public administration are presented within the historical, political, social, cultural and economic contexts. Students learn to act as facilitators in defining and pursuing the public interest. Those who are new to the Public Administration field will learn how to effectively manage their organization and make ethical decisions that will benefit the community at large. 

Versatile in its design, students may customize the program to suit their personal interests and career objectives. A variety of electives are available, and students can complete the program 100% online.

Program Duration

As few as 12 months

Credit Hours


 NASPAA Accredited

As a Graduate of this program you will be able to:

  1. Lead through change
  2. Engage the community 
  3. Base decisions on data, reliable information, and analysis 
  4. Protect public resources and ensure they are used in the most efficient and effective manner
  5. Model ethical behaviors
  6. Connect with current public and civil administrators 

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  1. City Manager
  2. Urban Planner
  3. Education Administrator (Higher Education)
  4. Civil Service
  5. Case Manager 
  6. Public Safety Professional 

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Maximize the value of your online Master of Public Administration program with our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

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Designed for working professionals, SUU’s Online Master of Public Administration program conveniently features 24/7 online course delivery, and multiple start dates each year.

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Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MPA online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Requirements include:

3.0 Undergraduate

GPA Minimum*



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*If you have below a 3.0 Undergraduate GPA, call us at 435-865-8665 to discuss admissions options. 


For the Master of Public Administration program, students must complete 21 credit hours of core courses, 6 credit hours of experiential learning, and 9 credit hours of electives. 

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