Master of Public Administration
- One-Year MPA – MP4410
- Executive MPA – MP4411
- Online MPA – MP4413
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Building 21, The Ridges
Athens, Ohio 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus; Hybrid/Dublin Campus; Online
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
The one-year MPA (MP4410) is designed to provide students without substantial work experience with a sound combination of theoretical knowledge and applied learning necessary for employment in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Students have an opportunity to focus their studies and elective coursework around areas such as social innovation and entrepreneurship, program evaluation, nonprofit management, and economic development, among others. A signature part of the on-campus program is the applied learning experience where students work with area nonprofit organizations or local/state/federal government agencies.
The Ohio Executive MPA (OEMPA) (MP4411) program provides early to mid-career students with disciplinary knowledge of public policy and administration, public service and leadership, and data management and applications. The OEMPA program is a unique combination of monthly residency-based classroom learning and online interaction.
The Online MPA (MP4413) is a fully online program designed to provide in-service students with a sound combination of theoretical knowledge and professional skills for employment in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Students have an opportunity to choose from three concentrations: public leadership and management, non-profit management, and state and local government.
Program Learning Outcomes
- To lead and manage in public governance
- To participate in and contribute to the policy process
- To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions
- To articulate and apply a public service perspective
- To communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
Opportunities for Graduates
Graduates of the program have found successful employment in local, state, and federal governments, as well as, private and nonprofit organizations.
One-Year MPA: https://www.ohio.edu/voinovich-school/mpa
Executive MPA: https://www.ohio.edu/voinovich-school/executive-mpa
Online MPA: https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/lpap-mpa/
Applicants must meet the minimum requirements established by the Graduate College to be considered for admission. Transfer credit will be considered. The GRE is not required.
The One-Year MPA program (MP4410) permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program. An I-20 may not be issued based on admission to the Executive or Online MPA programs.
The MPA requires completion of 36 credit hours as follows: