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Master of Public Administration Program

Master of Public AdministrationThe Upper Iowa University Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides an opportunity for a diverse population of adult learners to develop the administrative, analytical, leadership, and managerial skills needed to promote the public good and strengthen core democratic values through service in government and non-profit organizations.

The MPA degree requires 42 semester credits of graduate level course work with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for completion. At Upper Iowa University, three semester credit courses are scheduled in six, eight week terms, each year. A full time course load is three semester credits per term.

The MPA degree provides learners with the current theories, concepts and learning models necessary to assume leadership roles in a public sector or non-profit agency with an emphasis in:

  • Government Administration
  • Health and Human Services
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Public Personnel Management
  • General Studies

Graduates will be positioned to make significant contributions to their organizations.


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Last Updated 8/16/13