Establish credentials as a public policy leader with a degree from a top institution.
UND's M.P.A. program will help you become a successful public policy leader. We understand the challenges that public leaders face today. That’s why we've structured classes to help you face those challenges head on and come up with creative solutions. Courses cover ethics, management, leadership, and other topics you need for a career in public administration.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 2+ years
- Credit hours:
Why earn a master's degree in public administration?
UND's M.P.A. Program
Students must complete an internship, a capstone project and an independent study project. Students with at least one year of administrative experience may apply for an internship waiver.
Gain access to the tools, resources and people of UND's Career Services office. We will help you find a job.
Students in our Public Affairs bachelor's degree program can earn a M.P.A. in just one extra year in our five-year combined program.
Distance doesn't affect our faculty's care. Students who participate online engage with faculty during class, over the phone and via email.
The Bureau of Governmental Affairs serves as the research department for this program.
The M.P.A. program is NASPAA Accredited by the Commission on Peer Review & Accreditation.
Public Administration Careers
Graduate Public Administration Course Options
Leader in Action
Kyle Thorson credits his experience and education at UND with building the skills necessary to lead in the community.