Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Make Your Mark with a Master's in Public Administration

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Why an online master's in public administration from SIUE?

  • Continue to work while earning your degree online in as little as 12 months
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Learn from faculty who work closely with each student
  • Gain relevant, hands-on experience with an optional paid internship
  • Advance your career and increase your salary

The SIUE public administration master’s program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)—the national standard for the profession. Unlike most public administration programs, SIUE’s MPA students develop both analytical and administrative skills.

Students benefit from our strong network with employers in Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area. Our graduates are working as city managers, finance directors, policy analysts, legislative staff, administrators of non-profit agencies, healthcare administrators, military staff and line commanders, police chiefs, fire chiefs, recreation directors, museum directors, and social service staff and managers.

Our affordable graduate program combines a strong foundation of core courses with a variety of elective courses designed to meet your career needs. You will graduate ready to excel in the public or nonprofit sector.

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