Master's Degree in Public Administration In Public And Nonprofit Management
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 18, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Make an Impact Locally and Nationally with an Online Master’s in Public Administration – Public and Nonprofit Management

Our leaders in government are the ones responsible for shaping the course of America’s future. If you are up for the task and wish to take the next step towards being a part of this profession, Liberty University’s Master of Public Administration – Public and Nonprofit Management is for you. This program is offered in a 100% online format, allowing you to pursue your future in public service without the burden of traveling to on-campus classes.

Liberty’s master’s in public administration with a focus in public and nonprofit management will prepare you for the unique leadership and administrative challenges that face public sector and nonprofit professionals.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public and Nonprofit Management?

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) provides a comprehensive approach to preparing you to serve in government and related capabilities, particularly in management and leadership roles. By studying public administration, you can gain a practical approach to the study of government and politics. We seek to produce goal-oriented individuals equipped with foundational biblical principles who can serve our national and international interests best.

Our master’s in public administration – public and nonprofit management degree online can prepare you for a career in the public sector at federal, state, and local levels. Our MPA graduates gain a solid understanding of the philosophical influences impacting the leadership of public and nonprofit organizations. 

Challenge how you see various political and financial factors that influence the policy analysis and implementation process. Within this program, you will learn how to operate as an effective public servant who is ready to impact generations to come.

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Public Administration – Public and Nonprofit Management Online

In this program, you will gain a foundational knowledge of strategies and best practices for managing public and nonprofit organizations to meet public needs. Not only that, but our MPA online degree program focuses on the tools and techniques crucial for maintaining good rapport and collaboration with key stakeholders.

Pursuing a master’s in public administration will teach you how to attract business and bolster the economy through strong and weak economic times. You will receive training on the financial side of public or nonprofit management, exploring its relationship with political and economic factors so you can be prepared to better protect your agency.

Students have the choice to either complete a thesis or substitute six hours of electives to complete their program. If you choose the thesis route, you will have the opportunity to exercise practical applications of training. This unique experience encourages mastery of the topic explored as you evaluate weakness in the public administration field, creating a project which produces solutions.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

Potential Career Options

After graduating with a Master of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management online degree, you will have the ability to pursue career opportunities as a/an:

  • Administrative officer
  • Compliance or loss prevention manager
  • Policy specialist
  • Social and community service manager

Master’s in Public Administration – Public and Nonprofit Management Online Degree Highlights

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our Master of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management degree online has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete our MPA online degree program in less than 2 years!

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Admission Requirements for Online Graduate MPA Programs

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.