Master of Public Administration and Policy (Distance Learning) (MA) at American University

American University
Anywhere, USA
Masters (MPAP)

2 years
Part time

Course description:

The Online Master of Public Administration & Policy (MPAP) is a 2-year part-time program delivered by American University that enables you to earn a graduate degree on your schedule. Upon completion, you’ll be able to immediately apply your expertise to real-world policy and organization problems. You will gain critical knowledge in both policy analysis and public administration to advance your career and add value in public service.

Upon completion, you will possess the knowledge and skills to:

• Analyze administrative problems and craft solutions by applying knowledge of organizational management and leadership, organizational structure and culture, human resource systems, as well as the political and legal context of contemporary public service organizations.
• Formulate, evaluate, and communicate public policies and programs using acquired analytic frameworks and methodological skills, including statistics, economics, and politics while considering their responsiveness, accountability, effectiveness and equity.
• Incorporate a range of constitutional and ethical values into policy and administrative analysis and actions, including respect for the diversity of people and perspectives in the policy process.
• Apply acquired skill sets, expertise, and values to real-world policy and organizational problems in a collaborative manner.


School of Public Affairs at American University

Entry Requirements:

The minimum requirement for full admission to a master’s program are the possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent; or 3.30 cumulative GPA in a master’s program from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent; or 3.5 cumulative GPA on the last 12 credits in a graduate degree program still in progress.

Applicants for whom English is not a native or first language must demonstrate proof of English language proficiency for graduate program that will be conducted in English.


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