Master of Arts in Public Administration

Credit Hours
Avg. Completion

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 9 credits



TUW Online MPA Program

There is an increased need for leaders in the public sector. According to recent statistics about 550,000 federal employees prepare for retirement. This trend provides the demand for trained professionals in the public sector and for nonprofit professionals. The online Master of Arts in Public Administration is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel in careers in the large and growing areas of Public Leadership and Administration, Non Profit Management and Policy Analysis in all types of nonprofit organizations, Private Organizations, and Government & Military organizations.


The online Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) at TUW is offered 100% online and can be completed in one year as fulltime students, The MPA is designed to help the student to enhance her/his ability to understand, analyze, and control the organizational environment to manage effectively and to promote positive change in the public and nonprofit sectors.

The program blends theoretical and applied concepts. The curriculum includes organizational governance, financial aspects and administration while also providing case studies and real world experiences for the current and future administrator. In addition, the curriculum, addresses areas of government administration, policy analysis, and administration of government agencies, and HR in nonprofit agencies.

What makes us TUW MPA program different?

  • Very affordable tuition
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Finish in one year*
  • 6 start dates throughout the year

*Degree can be earned in 12 months by those who take two courses per term for six consecutive terms.

Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.

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Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs are available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and student loans. Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so make sure to check to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.



Program Requirements 

Students must complete 12 courses, 11 standard courses and one three-credit capstone, taken last.

Admissions Requirements

Students seeking to attend TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

    1. Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
    2. Transfer student from another college/university’s graduate program in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).
    3. Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:


      WSCUC Accreditation

      Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

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