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Manage public administration resources effectively.
Develop solutions based on citizen involvement, informed decision-making, and leadership.
Develop and put public administration policies and administrative
processes in place.
Apply professional ethics with integrity.
Implement fair solutions for diverse populations in the global
Communicate effectively across the public administration discipline.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from a doctoral faculty who
are actively engaged in the public administration field.
Engaging media simulations help you develop and practice skills in
on-the-job, risk-free scenarios.
Gain relevant skills and knowledge from a competency-based curriculum designed around NASPAA standards.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you
need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and
it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).
Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Enroll in your master's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $3K.
If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.
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Our online MPA curriculum focuses on managing public
administration resources effectively while developing solutions based
on citizen involvement, informed decision-making, and
|Course Number||Course Title|
|PUAD7015||Theories and Concept in Public Administration|
|PUAD7025||Ethics in the Public Sector|
|PUAD7035||Public Sector Policy Analysis|
|PUAD7045||Public Sector Budgeting|
Concentrations let you hone in on your specific area of interest that
can get you even closer to your exact career goals. The concentrations
you earn will be included on your transcript.
Apply research and theory to inform policy and practice to design and
manage resilient systems.
Prepare to teach using your personal teaching philosophy and applying
ethical decision-making, multicultural competence, and more.
Analyze the key issues related to administering the human elements
such as motivation, compensation, appraisal, career planning,
diversity, ethics, and training.
Implement project management practices through innovative technology
related to communication, collaboration, information management, and
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They're here to help find a program fit and set up for success.
Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.
Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.
For this team, it's more than resumes and interview tips. It's about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Career paths in governance, nonprofit leadership, and community
management are all related to an MPA.
Interested in public policy? See how you can make change happen with
an MPH, MPA, or MHA.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
Master of Public Administration degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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