Public Administration MPA

Public Administration MPA (Online)

Application Deadline: July 15 for Fall Admission

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Knowledge for Public Service

Our Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Executive MPA online programs offer you the opportunity to learn the skills you need in all aspects of public and nonprofit management including leadership, program evaluation, budgeting, planning, personnel management, collective bargaining, and policy analysis. Study with public service professionals and professors who bring strong analysis and best practices to your learning while growing your professional network. The Executive MPA welcomes midcareer professionals with at least 5 years of relevant experience and reduces degree requirements to just 10 courses (30 credits). Join your online cohort in the fall or spring and complete your degree in as little as 12 months. Widely recognized and sought after, the MPA will give you the edge you need in today's competitive public service sector.

How to Apply

Key Program Highlights:

  • The MPA's flexible schedule accommodates full-time working professionals with year-round courses offered fully online
  • Study with public service professionals and professors who bring strong analysis and best practices to your learning
  • Graduate in as few as 12 months

Program Details

Apply by July 15 for fall admission
Location: Online
Can be completed in 16-21 months

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12 Months

Typical time to complete the Executive MPA


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We offer education awards for alumni, employees, and members of some of the largest public service organizations in the country.

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More Reasons to Choose UNH

Ideal for new graduates and working professionals, the Carsey School's flexible MPA program will enable you to achieve your full potential, effect change within your organization and prepare for the next step in your career. You’ll engage in hands-on opportunities during which you’ll apply knowledge and skills developed in the program to real issues within your community.

Exceptional Faculty

Learn from educators with years of experience teaching public management and leadership online and in the classroom.

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Learning Opportunities

Build practical experience completing a capstone project that culminates the skills you developed throughout the program.

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Engage in internships and fellowships that allow you to build your network and your hands-on experience with organizations from the public and private sectors.

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  • Brittany Weaver
    Meet a Wildcat

    Brittany Weaver Matthews ’10 ‘15G double majored while at the University of New Hampshire, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science and international affairs, then a Master of Public Administration. Today, she serves as a senior policy advisor of education and workforce for U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan.

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