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Graduate Studies

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an integrated course of study designed to enhance the administrative and evaluative skills of managerial practitioners with substantial professional experience in our service area and to advance the Department’s commitment to public service and regional responsiveness. The MPA is designed to produce graduates who are committed to public service and have the theoretical foundations and skill sets that will enhance contributions to their organizations and agencies. The MPA will provide students with critical managerial, analytic, and leadership skills.

The MPA has concentrations in Public Management and Nonprofit Management.  Learn more by reviewing our MPA Booklet.

About the Program

Graduates of the Master of Public Administration learn the skills and understanding to seek out leadership roles within governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and other related public sector professions. Through this program, our students gain the necessary tools for success through research, examination, and application of organizational, political, and not for profit policies and practices.

The course work in the Master of Public Administration program will not satisfy the United States Department of Homeland Security and Purdue University Graduate School requirement that you take 6-credit hours of face-to-face classes per semester. As such, Purdue University Fort Wayne is unable to issue a Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility, for this program.

Graduate Testimonial

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Applications to this program are submitted via the Purdue Application Portal