Drake University

Master of Public Administration


2507 University Ave

Des Moines, IA 50311

United States


(515) 271-2011

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

With an online Master of Public Administration from Drake University, you can take the next career move in public and/or nonprofit organizations in many industries, including health care management, public safety, city management, and more. Affordable tuition rates, expert faculty, and flexible online assignments allow you to work as you study.

Core curriculum in the public administration master's program hones your skills as an effective communicator, ethical steward, data-driven problem solver, global and multicultural citizen, and a professional in the field. Alongside the core, Drake's online MPA offers emphasis areas in Executive Leadership Development, Health Care Management, or an Individualized emphasis. No matter your path, we focus on real-world application and the skills needed to lead modern public and nonprofit agencies: critical thinking and problem-solving, management and leadership techniques, and public policy expertise.

The online Master of Public Administration prepares you to transform, lead and direct organizations in a dynamic, diverse, and changing environment. With this degree, you can seek mid-level to senior-level leadership positions in government, nonprofit, health care, business, and other unique career environments. Drake University's College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA) is an accredited member of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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