Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Program Delivery: Online
This program is available in a fully online format.

MPA - Master of Public Administration

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 44.0401O*NET OnlineBureau of Labor Statistics

The Master of Public Administration is a general public-sector degree program intended to prepare graduates for roles in government and nonprofit enterprises. Graduates of the program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to lead and contribute to organizational success at the executive level.


Mastery of the critical competencies such as governmental and nonprofit administration, policy planning, decision making, environmental scanning, finance, budgeting, and public infrastructure are included in the Master of Public Administration program of study. Graduates are required to successfully complete prescribed course work in the Public Administration Core.

Is a Career in Public Administration Right for Me?

If you want to make an impact on the issues and problems that affect the general public, and you are interested in a career in government, public management, health and human services, and other public or nonprofit organizations, this could be the program for you.

What is the Public Administration Career Outlook?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.


What Can I Do with This Degree?


  • Private Sector
  • Local Government
  • State and Federal Government
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Economic Development


  • City Manager
  • COO or CEO
  • Public Administration Consultant
  • Education Administration
  • Community or Public Health Director
  • Fire Services
  • Transportation Director
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Urban Planning Director
  • Budget Director
  • Police Commissioner
  • Emergency Management

What Will I Learn?

Graduates of the Master of Public Administration program must successfully complete the following degree components with a minimum of C in all course work with an overall GPA of 3.0.

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Program Curriculum Guide and Optimum Sequence of Course Work

Find more detailed information in the University Catalog

How is Hodges University’s MPA Program Different?

Our Program is Accredited

Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the  International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Associate of Science in Accounting
  • Associate in Science in Business Administration

Professors with Experience

Our courses are taught by eminently qualified professors with extensive real- world experience. The business professors are very sensitive to the needs of traditional students and adult learners and provide a learning environment that both excites and motivates students to succeed. Faculty are available to students through regular, in-person office hour meetings, phone, email, and Blackboard virtual office.

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You may also contact us to speak to an admissions coordinator who will guide you through the application and admissions process. To speak to an admissions coordinator call us at 1-800-466-8017 (Naples) or 1-800-466-0019 (Fort Myers), use our contact form, email or schedule a one-on-one visit to tour one of our campuses.

Your admissions coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the application in its entirety.
  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

Your Faculty Members

Aysegul Timur
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean, Johnson School of Business
William Okrepkie
Adjunct Faculty

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